GHFrider- Nope, not just stretching. I DO reward him when he puts his head down, as that’s ultimately what I want, just not this extreme. But no, we’ve had my saddle fitted to him and it fits just fine, he just has an obsession with weeds, seriously– It’s insane. I can tell that’s all he’s doing because his nose is flat on the ground, I can hear him sniffing around, and when he finds a weed, he stops to try and eat it. I just make him pull his head up enough so that it’s at least level with the rest of his back, so he doesn’t get in the habit of putting his head up too high.