My mother trained to international level with Jennie Lariston Clark in the 1980's, she had the honor of riding some of Jennies GP horses. She gave up the majority of her riding when she had me and my sister though.
I had a pony from age 2, I was competing aged 4, I was always taught to ride correctly even from a tiny child who's legs didnt come past the stirrup flap.
To my mums disapointment aged 11 I decided I prefered showing to dressage and perticularly liked working hunter classes.
When I was 15 I realised that what my mum had been telling me all along was correct and that the more dressage I did with my horse the better my showing results would be.
I've since ridden all sorts of horse, upto advanced medium level dressage school masters. I've schooled everthing from a total just broken baby to elem para dressage horses. I've jumped at any ride I've been offered.