Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
If you are going to use a Pelham, you need to learn how to use the reins properly. You do not use them both at the same time, you need to learn how to activate the bottom rein when needed. In the second video, you are in his face a lot. I don't like that you are using a standing martingale and a Pelham together.
Going back to dressage will help with the balancing and the rhythm and control.
You slow your horse down by riding back to front, not front to back. Use your body properly, your core, slow your seat down, relax *you are quite stiff* - my advice is to start taking dressage lessons. Working on getting him under you, rounder (meaning lifting his back up into your seat) by using your body correctly.
Jumping is dressage with speed bumps.