I could certainly use help here, too, and despite the theory in analogies (which, by the way, Kat, your analogy above was very useful, so I imagine it will help the OP), MY problem is eliciting collection with my seat consistently.
I only ride with a trainer, and I still have trouble...I know it's 100% me because the horse I ride collects beautifully for my trainer almost automatically and for me about 50% of the time, so I must be doing something right on occasion, just not consistently enough to believe I am riding her properly at all/most times. If possible I'll get some video of myself today and (IF OK WITH OP) post it, and if the OP can't get any video right away of herself, you can critique me and possibly help us both?
Sooo frustrating to me, as I'm betting it is for the PO, as well, because when you know your horse is capable, it MUST BE something the rider isn't doing/communicating correctly! (Great thread, OP! Thanks for putting it out there! I hope you don't mind if I learn along with you?)...If you'd rather I don't get involved, I'll be happy to start a second thread on the subject. This is YOUR THREAD...I was just happy someone else asked something that I've found hard to bring up!! :0)
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