Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Yeah, lol - you've covered allot of it!
The one thing I noticed in the last picture....is that you are using way to much inside rein for your turn.
Turns come from the outside rein, the outside rein has far much more function than the inside rein. The outside rein aids in rhytm through your seat, the outside rein aids in supporting your horse through your inside leg...and your outside rein controls the turns.
Many, many, many riders turn with their inside rein - it should come from the outside. The outside rein goes on the neck, keeping the outside shoulder under their horse, and the ribs must bend through the inside leg and your inside seat bone - then your body turning of course.
Your horse becomes unbalanced, shoulder pop's, and the face becomes controlled instead of remaining balanced, under themselves and controlled from the back end.
Beautiful horse :) :)