Well, Spyder, thanks for the input. I'll try to remember what you mentioned. First off, I'm quite aware she almost ran into the post. She was tried to go over the jump, and godhelpmei'mnotperfect, I was trying to prevent that, best I could. I'm also aware of what dressage is. I wasn't trying to do a dressage pattern or anything in particular in the above video, I was merely providing an example of Rainy and I riding. I'm sorry that wasn't what you were looking for, I guess. Also, by this:
"One more thing .....when you allow the horse to continue in an improper poise you ARE training it to do just that...go improper."
What are you trying to say? That I'm a crap rider for not having her headset correct the entire time and I'm 'counter bending' all the time? Thanks.
I'm tired of people criticizing and not giving helpful advice when I ask for it.
Edit: I'm also more than aware we're not ready to do a dressage class. That's precisely the reason I'm asking for advice now instead of two days beforehand.
Last edited by horseluver2435; 02-15-2010 at 08:21 PM.