Hellloooooo fellow dressage experts, hahah I feel quite stupid because up until yesterday, I always had regular w/t/c lessons, so just 'kick kick kick' and all that.
Yesterday I got moved up a group (Others were a tad more experienced but I didn't slow the lesson down), and the trainer is a dressage rider.one of the things she made us do this diagonals exercise (See attachment below), and I found it helped me as a rider, to use my body more, and get a more prompt canter.
Now I have a question, I always use the leg aids of, if I'm turning left, left leg on girth, right leg a bit behind, so the horse bends around my leg. In the exercise, we were aiming to get the horse to more by their 'hips', so if I wanted a left turn, I push with my left leg behind the girth so I'm pushing his hip away - if that makes sense.
So.. which to use when general riding?
Also: I LOVE DRESSAGE. Haha, I've only had a glimpse of what it is, and I really enjoy it, hopefully more so once I learn more.