So I recently got back into riding, and bought a horse. Now the initial excitement has calmed down, I need to work on improving my horse's collection, and I'm thinking about learning some dressage basics. I have bought a couple of books to read, but until they get here I wondered if anyone else has general information on teaching a horse, particularly an Arabian, on relaxing the neck?
I know Arabians do have a natural high head carriage, but I think she needs to drop it slightly. I have had a few mixed responses right now. Some say that her head carriage is fine being high, other's say she doesn't look collected and I need to work on lowering it. Figured I'd read up on the subject so I can be a bit more informed.
Any tips, tricks to use? Are there any other books, DVDs that you would recommend?
I'm probably never going to compete, but it would give me good practice to work her as if I will.
Just looking for a bit of advice.