Originally Posted by riccil0ve
Of what? I just want to know things I can try and teach her.
The reason I asked was because you stated these in your original post.....
So ever since, I've been teaching her dressage.
At least how to collect and bend and be straight and to do circles,
As of now, she can walk, trot, and canter collected and extended
she is very much on the bit, even if she is heavy on the forehand,
I taught her to side step, or half pass or whatever.
She can move to the side, and remain mostly straight
I started working on leg yields at the walk and she is doing gloriously
I started teaching her a haunches in and she took to it like a fish to water.
I needed the videos to assess the level of dressage you have actually accomplished. First your horse has a very nice walk. The trot shows signs of something better here and there and the canter needs a great deal of work on.
So I will answer your question you have on this thread and also the critique you wanted on the other thread.
I saw no collection or extention in any of those videos and because of an inconsistant head carriage and collection is not possible to achieve at this point. You also cannot have true collection and be heavy on the forehand. The circles I saw were ok but at this point need a lot of work as the horse does not have true bend.
As far as the various moves you have taught her , she is not ready to do them with quality.
What you should work on is the three basic gaits. It appears to me from those videos that you are making a effort to keep the head down and still, but by dropping the hands low and wide you are in effect blocking her. The reins are way too long to achieve any contact other that allowing the horse to "hang" in the bridle and it is this that is one of the main reasons she is heavy in the forehand. She is not relaxed either. The horse does not stay where you think they should so the head carriage is inconsistant. The trot needs to be pushed out more but not in that long rein semi contact you have now but with a more secure contact from you. The canter is the gait that really needs work for it borders on 4 beat. It is also heavy on the forehand and the horse with that long rein contact is left hanging out there. Most of any impulsion you created is running right out the front door (head).
If you put the three gaits put together as a whole and entered a dressage competition you would be at training level at this point. Riders at this level are still working on getting the quality of their three main gaits up to par to be able to move to the next level.