Um, I am relaxed? But this forum is supposed to be about education. Just because anebel knows alot about dressage does not mean she should be belittling and sarcastic towards those that know less then her
Please don't laugh at my example but this is what worked for me,
I would turn my inside hand like turning key which gave him a TAUGHT contact and as soon as he dropped his head I released the key (contact) and he soon learn dropping his head takes away pressure. If he is hesitant very subtle close and open your hands while turning the key (sponging the rein)
While doing this push him with your inside leg and keep a TAUGH contact with your outside rein and half halt every other stride or so to keep him from bolting.
Right image is what it would look like to turn the key
Sorry if I'm bad at explaining but this worked for my horse when he star gazed.
Thanks for the advice guys, I rode dressage with my old instructor and then came to my new place and it was anything but dressage. So I'm now trying to remember my dressage aids while teaching him the new ones. I was wondering should we work on collecting and exstending before we start putting everything together like getting him "looking good" he looks great for a horse that was supposibly born to race.