the aforementioned hands/arms issue is the first thing one sees. There is too much downward angle to the forearm, and often a break in the wrist. It looks like you are trying to pull the pony down into a frame. I also see you at times using the outside rein to try and move the pony back out onto the rail.
If you have the mentioned straight line from elbow/wrist/bit, you will better be able to get an inside bend (which your horse is often actually counterbent) and PUSH her to the outside rail instead of trying to lead her there.
Your leg is too short for a flat class. Drop your stirrups one hole.
I think those two things will help a lot. The horse is cute, and you two have a good relationship, as can be seen in the film.
The arena is tiny for so many horses!
Yeah, he didn't want to stay on the rail at all... Thanks for the good tip to start fixing that :) I will work on it.
I was wondering if my stirrups were too short and have been considering lengthening them. He is still pretty green and very spooky so I have gotten used to riding with them shorter for security.
The arena was very small! It was a little crazy during warmup. Made me a tad nervous which is probably why my arms were so tense.
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