Cinny was brilliant...he relaxed so much, barely ground his teeth, barely tossed his head and settled into work immediately where he normally takes at least 20 minutes to settle down. My trainer said that maybe he just relaxes more without a flash. The next day I had my flash and I also had teeth gritting and head tossing. I'm going to try a few more rides without it again.
Now I am new to dressage so please bare with me if this is a stupid question...do you have to have a flash in the show ring? Is there any reason I should continue riding with a flash?