Originally Posted by Spyder
Good then because I was going to say something about riding her too deep and having her front end not quite where it should be.
But it is a moment in time.
I guess it looks like she just wasn't meant to be a carriage horse..
Exactly! That's what I thought, and sometimes she tries to bring herself into a false outline, or too deep to avoid contact.
She is also learning working from behind is not a dirty word and she CAN do it, she just needs a bit of encouragement! Then she starts working in to the contact better. We've done a lot of long and low work. Her balance was horrific, now its bad, so we're getting there. She's having to learn that although I'm the rider, I'm not holding her upright, she has to balance herself and not drag on my hands, which has been such a change, she's very light to the touch.
Boy am I glad she was a rubbish carriage horse haha!