Dressage is NOT about the head. You should be working on aligning the horse's shoulders and hips, movin the horse around your inner leg... The head is the very last thing you should care about at this point.
What your trainer was telling you to do in that video is a huge red flag to me that your trainer doesn't know the core concepts of dressage.
I'm not saying you should switch trainers, or that yours sucks. Yours sounds very positive and supportive of you. But you won't be able to move up the levels of dressage without learning the core concepts, and this lady isnt teaching those to you. I'm making a blanket statement because the trainer had you focus exclusively on the head during the entire video. You need to be focused on Where your weight is, how to use the thighs and legs to create bend, and how to catch and direct the bend so that your horse can learn how to start using it's inside hind to carry itself. All you're doing in the video is getting a headset while the horse goes more on it's forehand.
You look like a naturally talented rider. I'd love to see you with a dressage trainer who can teach you solid basics. I think you could really excel at it with a knowledgeable trainer. I dont want to see you spend years perfecting what your trainer is teaching you, only to find out that you have to re-learn everything. Except by then it'll be harder because you'll have to break bad habits.
Posted via Mobile Device