Well, the barn I picked to take dressage lessons on my horse fell through! Vinnie spent about 10 days there, and I didn't even get one lesson :( So, the search continues! Vinnie is being kept at my parents' house. This field is pretty decent to ride in. The great thing is we've been able to do lots of hill work!
I'm trying to get into the swing of things myslef, I'm going crazy! This is the first time I've gotten to see what I look like in a dressage saddle, oh wow! Its quite pitiful really, I'm disappointed! :( I mostly just look like a jumper with a chair seat!
Oh, excuse the multitude of pictures that all pretty much look the same. My photographer was a 7 y/o. He thought he was melting in the heat! Lol. I do have videos I could post if you all need them, but all these pictures are sort of like a video :p
Oh, and I'm pretty sure my stirrups need to be let down. Its just so odd to me not to rely on stirrups so much. My heel is seen very up in some of these pictures; I could be cueing. I'm also working on my sitting trot and my legs sometimes get a little too loose I think.
Ignore the western headstall. My cob dressage bridle was in the mail :)
So I'd like something to work on, whether it be me or my horse, or both! Tell me what I need to do and how my horse is going. I'm being slow with the connecting, mostly because I'm working on me and just his fitness. Also, he tends to "curl" up if I push him too much.
I just about puked when I saw how chair-legged I am!:
Lol weird combo of hunter/dressage arms:
Sooo hunter its not even funny:
Posting in a dressage saddle is hard!: