Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Yeah, I think he is downhill. Now I am not a conformation expert at all, I don't know squat about it - but his shoulders do appear to be much lower than his hips.
Growing spurt? How old is he?
There are plenty of horses who are built downhill, and there's nothing wrong with that at all - it just means that you, the rider, will have to work just that much harder, to get him balanced and working off of his back end.
But that'll come in time, I wouldn't worry about that now - just keep doing what you are doing, work on lots of flat exercises, trot poles, rhythm and etc, etc.
I bet Spyder and Anabel will beable to help you out with great Dressage Exercises.
I have a book titled "101 Dressage Exercises For Both Horse And Rider" and I LOVE IT! I picked it up at Barns And Noble *I think? It's been so long...* and it is crammed packed with excelland diagrams/illustrations of exercises while explaining how, why, when, step by step to ensure that the reader is doing them correctly.
I would look into it :)
You two look wonderful together! Be proud of your accomplishments thus far!