For me, that's a little bit of a circular argument.
Why is it that the walk is easier to ruin, what is the thing that makes it different from the trot and canter?
I would say, that impulsion and collection develop together, Rehbein always insisted, that all parts of the training scale work together, and one does not do them 'in order, one after the other'.
Forwardness, activity, obedience, before both impulsion and collection, perhaps, but basic forwardness, ,obedience, they never are 'finished' either.
The difference in what I'm saying vs what others are saying, is that you're using the term 'impulsion' to mean 'forwardness'. I see a difference between these 2, others don't.
I can accept that there is a 'baby' version of 'impulsion', that is really 'forward, obedient', and a more developed version of 'impulsion' that is 'contained energy' (via half halt), but I don't agree that the two things, whatever you want to call them, are the same.
You guys all think something else? Doesn't bother me at all.
Last edited by slc; 01-30-2011 at 11:56 AM.