Originally Posted by Spyder
My horse will never canter in a crooked head out position. He is too well trained and would as any good schoolmaster horse would do...simply refuse to go into any movement is such an unbalanced crooked way.
Maybe when you get farther into dressage and learn the finer aids you will understand.
I've been riding dressage for 9 years, and I have a wonderful dressage pony and a prof. Trainer who studied 7-9 years specifically how to train young horses. So I think both she and I know what we're doing. Just because it's different doesn't mean its wrong!
And it's not crooked? How is it crooked? If your horse is crooked, then you should straighten him out, because of course he wont gallop when he's crooked. You have to keep the horse straight and the neck has to be flexible enough to turn each way, no matter which gallop the horse is going. You can do the same in trot, and you can't say the horse is crooked in trot, because then I definitely know that you don't understand what I mean.
I can post a video as an example, if you want.