Okay yay I am in a dressage saddle!
More good news, I get to hopefully pick up my new dressage saddle to fit it to Oliver at the end of this month!
So in the video you will see a few things, one way in the canter I took my feet out of te stirrups on purpose because I felt like I could drive him forward and help him start to lift his back and I was easier not o pinch my knees.
You will also see him pick up the left lead canter and it felt very stranger at first till I got him to come back down into trot and re balance and go back up and then it felt way better! I have no clue to wht was going on and of it was something I was doing so of love feed back on that part of te video.
He was also getting tired at this part in our ride, hot weather and I had done lots of transitions to prepare for our canter work.
I'm also trying very hard to not use my inside rein for turning and or pulling when I go into any transitions upward or downward.
I need to do more shoulder rolls and stretching cause I am still so tight in my shoulders, less in my arms now but just gotta loosen the test up and then sit up more.
So any suggestions would great!
Oh the other thing I was going to add was that in the clinic I found how much impullsion I really need for him to be able to use his body correctly in the canter and I had started to tap into that again in this ride.
Charlie, the clinician said it will feel pretty wild and unstable at first but with time and giving him room to figure his body out and balance he will gain control and it will feel way better.
So here are pictures and video, thank you!
(this was a great few strides of trot!)
He hasn't looked any better while I have had him, he I even on a tubby side hehe