Morning guys! Im counting on you knowledgable people to help me to hopefully take this overwhelming confusion and desire to completely abandon anything even slightly resembling dressage and allow my mare to amble along on the forehand and somehow make my completely inept (aparently) mind grasp the concepts I am struggling to even semi comprehend!
So while I'm not ignorant and no dumb dumb lol I I sure feel like the biggest goon when it comes to dressage and the fact that I am getting conflicting answers from everyone makes me want to give up and just let my mare be a western pleasure or hunter. I have no interest what so ever in showing dressage or showing at all for that matter I do not want my young horse (4) to adopt either the western please choppy on the forehand horride way of going nor the hunter inverted frame. I'm not expecting her to magically turn into some PRE stallion or Totillias all I am asking for is for her to move as naturally as possible for her to with a rider on top but OFF the forehand and developing top neck muscles not under neck muscles. Tips please? Step by step very basic instructions pretend like you are speaking to a 2 yr old! Thanks!