Jester has been taught to collect and extend as beginning dressage training before we got him, but I haven't built on it. He hasn't used this in nearly ten years but recently I've realized. "Hmm...I really hate his trot. Is there any way I can collect it and make it better?" *Click* "Oh wait, I can!"
So yeah. That was my big blonde moment of the day. I took him out to the arena and did collected trotting all over the place. But when I aske dhim to extend he got really pissy and swished his tail, throwing his ehad around and even did a little buck. I've driven him forward, but never actually asked for a specific extend before. I kept light contact on the reins and squeezed with my legs every stride. It's worked on Toni's horses, so I assumed it would work on him too. Granted I haven't done much dressage, so I'm sure I did something wrong.
Is this just him being frisky, or is there some sort of deeper meaning that I'm not getting? Help would be deeply apreciate, thanks.