Originally Posted by moomoo
Spyder critique my dressage please!! :P http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xoNr59IZ2dU
The film quality isnt great but I would appreciate it if you could try
Ignore the accidental flying change
I will upload my score sheet and type it out if you want to see it :)
Difficult to see as the camera is a distance from the ring. Just remember that if a movement is done that is at a higher level than the test requirements you could be eliminated.
Now I don't have the benefit of sound but here is what I see.
Corners not ridden into and the horse appears a ittle stiff. If anything you are guilty of what so many people just starting into dressage are guilty of. Don't be afraid to push the envelope more. Most riders tend to ride the movements and figures and fail to be willing push the horse for more than what you feel "comfortable" with. You can settle for a nice ride and you will get a decent score but the ones that win will always be the ones that give everything they can each time.
I would have liked to have seen a more open trot. Your trot was not really a working trot . The canter was better but still conservative.I hope you can understand what I am saying.
I am not sure of what level you were riding ..... training/level 1 ?