This is my 2 year old APHA HUS Prospect, Ultimate Showoff (by Ultimate Fancy). I have had her since July 6th, and have been training her myself.
So we have mostly been working on lifting her back and rounding instead of being so flat. That has greatly improved at the trot IMO, but we still need lots of work at the canter.
I have three diffrent videos for you guys to look at to see where we are so far. All were taken on diffrent days.
And yes, I want you to be brutaly honest with me, don't sugur-coat it, I can take it. Also if something about my riding is really bugging you, feel free to comment about that as well, but I'm mostly looking for things about my horse, I know that I have crappy position on her. I promise it's beter on my finished horse.
Video 1: Taken Nov 20th
Video 2: Taken at lessons on Nov 17
A little info first:
This was her 1st time riding with large puddles in the arena, so she picks up her head a little when we are going though the mud, I try not to force her head down, since the mud was a little sticky. Also, this was at the very end of my ride and I worked her hard today, doing LOTS of ground driving and about an hour of riding before this was taken, so she's a little strung out from being tired. I know these are no excuse, just wanted to let ya'll know.
Video 3: From a Horse Show on Oct 2
Her head was a little better here cause I was really
inside her mouth sponging the reins, which I hate
doing and don't want to rely upon.