I really appreciate these critiques. What your all describing sounds exactly how I feel, I feel like I throw myself up his neck and then have to use him to balance so I don't fall over.
I am going to jot this all down and take it to the barn with me to work on.
Thanks dantexeventer, he is a wonderful boy and very good to me for sure!
Kmacdougall - His tail was french braided, I promise! But it did get rubbed and a lil sloppy in the trailer I will admit. Gloves, CHECK I will pick those up before next show :)