Today I had my first dressage lesson!
I was originally going to ride a gorgeous Lusitano stallion, but he's always ridden in a double bridle and I've never used one. Instead, I rode a really cute Andalusian Percheron cross named Savannah. Not really sure what level she's been trained to, but she's definitely more advanced in her training than me, haha. Here's the video of it:
I realized that I'm still in Huntseat mode when it comes to turning and I constantly look where I want to go, rather than where the horse is going. I also have insane puppy paws (which I knew about) and tend to straighten my elbows. To me my leg looks way too far foreword, but she never commented on that, so I'm not sure. I'm not used to horses cantering the way she does at all, so that completely confused me.
My horse is lame at the moment and probably will be for a while, but afterwards I'm going to have another instructor come to my barn and train him, as well as me...because once people actually ride him, their way of giving me advice changes once they realize how...different he is.