I thought I would try here for some advise for my green “mutt” as I like to call him haha. I have decent experience training from the ground up, I wouldn’t call myself professional, but I can hold my own. I have a 3 year old that I started about 8 months ago. He really is a great, easy going little guy that does not typically give me much grief haha. However, from the beginning, he has been very strong in the neck and mouth. If I would try to one rein stop him if he was getting too quick, he would stiffen his neck and just pull through and we would run in circles for quite some time. He seems to have given that up now for the most part, but I am having major issues getting him to give to the bit. I have him in a regular d ring snaffle with no chain. I have never, from the start, “hung on the bit” or used too much pressure to where he would be reacting to severe pressure and I ALWAYS release pressure the SECOND he gives me what I’m asking. As recently as yesterday, I am trying to slow him into somewhat of a jog, and he does not react to me trying to slow him. I sit deep in the saddle, I try the pull and release technique, the alternating pressure with my hands, pulling and not releasing, and giving him a hard yank. None of these give me what Im asking. So here I am asking for advice. Do I change bits? Are there other exercises I can work on? Please don’t suggest one rein stopping every time he speeds up because I think he actually enjoys running in circles to be a brat, and it can go on for several minutes. Maybe a temporary corrective bit? I want the mildest bit possible, however, I want the issue corrected before it becomes a major issue. Thank you in advance for any insight you may have for me. Thanks again!