Ok video! Now I threw this together very quickly so I apologize the editing isnt the best :) The girl in the blue sweater doing the flat work and xrails at the end is NOT me, that is a novice rider so is learning. I feel looking at the video clips that Sophie was a little sluggish looking at the trot, the rider is very heavy in the hands with a lot of movement as well. Sophie doesnt tend to fight and toss her head around quite as much when ridden by me. I am riding her in the ring jumping clips, which are from last year when she had little jump training. That was the first time shed ever cantered a fence (the clip were she was chipping in) she was still figuring it out but she was trying! The small xrails and flat work are from last weekend, the other clip of her jumping in the field is from this winter some time, had more training and was cantering fences much better so she has improved. Unfortunately I don't have many videos of me riding her to really show her off when she's using herself more appropriately, and her jumping now over something other than xrails, but hopefully this will help you guys get a little more idea for her.
Sophie is a very forgiving horse which is why im using her to help train this rider who isnt at the ability yet to ride Sophie. She's a calm, gentle mare, just has a lot of movement and is a rather complicated ride. Please no judging or critiques on the novice rider, were working on her faults and she doesnt have the muscle to stay with Sophies movement quite yet so tends to hang on her hands and bobble in the seat. Were working on it.