OK, I started to watch the video and I got to just over 2 minutes when I quit, I'm really sorry, but I'm not able to give a lot of credit, not at the moment.
I have a bunch of questions right now, and I really apologize that I don't have the time to craft them into a beautiful paragraph, so I'm going to just list them. I'm aware that by writing like that it is going to sound very blunt, please accept that this is due to time constraints, I do usually try not to sound like the Spanish Inquisition.
1) If she is a really good roping horse, to good to sit, why are you riding her English?
2)If she is a western broke horse that doesn't like contact, why are you riding her English?
3) If you are having issues at the walk, why do you feel that it is OK to go to the trot and then canter? Fix everything at the walk, then trot, fix the trot then canter.
4) If you are aware that your seat needs work, why are you confusing this mare by trying to improve contact English, without a solid and secure seat you will not have the steady and forgiving hand that she needs.
5) How many English lessons have you had? It is not usually a good idea to try and break a bad habit by riding in a discipline that you ar not solid in yourself.
Again, sorry if I sound blunt, but I see little to be positive about at the moment.
Last edited by tinyliny; 11-17-2013 at 01:51 AM.