This is a video from a few months ago at a dressage clinic. I hadn't been riding much before hand, except about 2 weeks before the clinic to try and get him a bit fitter and ready for it.
The video went for about 45 mins but i cut it to about 5, it shows walk, trot (rising and sitting), leg yield and canter. By the time we got to canter he was quite tired and so its not that great.
background info: This is the first horse ive done dressage type stuff with, and he is pretty inexperienced also. Before i got him he was just a paddock ornament.
Before this i hadn't had a lesson in about 2 years and this was the first time we had been in an arena since then.
Things i see that need improving:
- Sit trot. I have ALOT of trouble sit trotting on shadow, on our other horses i can do a decent sit trot but this guy i have heaps of trouble with for some reason. The instructor had me sitting only a few strides on each lap of the circle so thats why i may look a bit funny.
- It looks like im rising a bit too high out of the saddle. I think it may be because im trying to keep him foward.
- He's comming heaps under the bit at the canter.
I'd say ive improved since then, definatly with the rising, but i havnt done much sit trot work
Any suggestions would be great thanks!