Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
I'm not familiar with European dressage levels. I'll look them up.
Your first pass on the video looks like it is slightly downhill. That contributed to the very heavy forehand there. That, and your throwing your weight forward and the end all contributed to a heavy and shorter stride.
The second pass was the best, IMO. The uphill helped and you were keeping her nicely forward. Her shoulder was light and free and was able to reach nicely. The third pass was good, but lacking a bit in forward. Your horse just might have been a bit tired. This work takes fitness as they are working harder than normal.
I hope you get a chance to video some transition work. I really like your halffie and would like to see more of her. Show us some of her canter too.