Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Dressage is supposed to be hard ;)
Sounds like, however, you have a good trainer! There are so many trainers that get bored and do the same thing over and over.
A few times I have had to take breaks, 4-5 weeks or so. When I get back in to riding, it hurts, I crunch my shoulders, my leg position is quite frankly shocking etc!
It's about consistency, listening and building yourself up. We build our horses up, but we need to also build ourselves up.
You will need a lot of core strength, and as you develop this it will be a lot easier to sit tall, open your hips and keep your elbows tucked.