My daughter has a 12 year old quarter horse cross that we bought not knowing her history other than she was chased by motorbikers! She was trialled with a marketharborough which we have done away with and is now ridden with a snaffel bit. Our problem is this, she is very forward going so much so that the contact to hold her back is intense, my daughter has to hold her tight the whole time, if contact is relaxed she speeds up. She holds her head high fighting the bit and a bush ride turns into a nightmare. The horse foams up and my daughter gets angry and worn out! We have given up bush rides and concentrate on lots of lunging, schooling - no fast gallops etc. She works well in the arena but is still pulling all the time. We have had her about a year and now my daughter does not want to attend shows/pony clubs anymore because she is just too exhausting! Any tips anyone?