Here's a video from a lesson I had yesterday on my 6 year old appaloosa. I've recently started working with a great trainer and every lesson he improves immensely. We're working on getting him to stretch into the contact which he does very nicely, but there's still a lot of work to be done when it comes to accepting contact. He works very well in side reins when being lunged, but when he's being ridden, no matter who's riding him he stiffens his poll and mouth. Yesterday was also my first time cantering him since the fall, which is why we did so little with it. I plan to eventually compete in jumpers with him, but I want him to have a solid foundation in dressage first.
As far as my riding I know I need to improve on
-keeping my legs still
-keeping my hands steady
-having a more consistent contact
-keeping my back straight and shoulders back
I'd really appreciate any tips you have to offer