Being offline last night I'm a bit ('scuse that) behind. Yesterday we worked more on up and together and played with some different ideas.
Firstly I changed bits from the copper, loose ring, french link to an eggbutt, dropped cheek (aka fillis baucher/hanging cheek) snaffle. Now the beauty of this bit is the *steadiness* that it offers. The eggbutt can't pinch or chaffe, the hanging cheek stops the tongue taking too much of the weight (attach one to your bridle and look how it sits outside of the mouth) and for some reason the direct *nutcracker* action of the single joint snaffle seems to suit Moralejo. I imagine that's why we had success with the fulmered single jointed snaffle. So he preferred the bit, I think!
Next out of the tool box was the effet d'ensemble, link to the previous blog post on this topic http://lionhearthorses.blogspot.com/search/label/effet%20d%27ensemble
Around about 25 seconds on the video above we are working on the effet d'ensemble and it was incredibly *lifting* and brought him together. Still some head movement but not as much and generally quite pleasing.
Please excuse the lack of sports bra, LOL, somewhat of an oversight due to the warm weather!!