He isn't a dressage horse, buuuutt.....
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.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.