I had a lesson this morning, and one later in the day also but no pictures from that one. So I would love a critique of my earlier lesson! I rode Morrie, a 17.3hh, spider-necked, 9-year-old Rhinelander gelding. In a clinic that my friend rode him in, the clinician said that she thought that maybe when he was in Europe they used that procedure (can't remember what it's called) where they remove all of the muscle off of the underside of the horse's neck, and that's why- she thinks- that his neck is so spidery and thin. He was imported from Germany when he was four or five, I believe. He has the BIGGEST trot and the strangest, lurching canter out of any horse that I've ever ridden. One of my friend's friends who is a professional dressage rider and trainer (and a very good rider- I believe that she competes at 4th Level) rode him and said that he had the biggest, bounciest trot that she had ever ridden. So here are the pictures:
^^HORRIBLE posture LOL^^
^^spider neck :)^^
^^hmm... not quite sure what happened here? Is that a one front/one back leg take-off??!!
Thanks in advance!