I was wondering what you all do to supple your horse's shoulders. I've read the exercises from Jane Savoie and my trainer has me doing a lot of bending and circles to loosen up my horse's shoulder.
He is 12 and we are just beginning dressage. He is getting the hang of it, and we are making VAST improvements from where we have previously been, but the one thing that's holding us back is his stiff shoulders!!
Any good, creative exercises out there that don't just require going in circles? Thanks!!
Also, while we're at it....I'm doing dressage for the first time as well and I'm finding ridiculously hard to keep my shoulders back. I've ridden hunt seat my whole life and this is the hardest thing about switching to dressage. (For me) Any suggestions?
I attached some photos for visuals!