Originally Posted by StormyBlues
I can't explain it as well as Heather can. I would say, go listen to her segments on the dressage radio show, because she has amazing tips and proper riding and training.
And that is the problem. If you can't explain then there is some lack of understanding of what the words mean and in that context the information should not be used.
Instruction is great whether over the net or on the radio but we must always realize the limitations it puts on the person giving it. ANY advice given usually applies to a set of circumstances that will change in a matter of seconds at which time it will be too late or inappropiate. It becomes even worse if the person giving the advice is using second hand advice that applied to one set of GENERAL circumstances and without understanding the real meaning and tries to apply it elsewhere.