But anyways, I have a show jumping horse, who is 13 years old, and before I got him (a year ago) he has only done show jumping all his life.
He's got both good jumping and dressage blood in him, but jumping was his strong side.
However, to help me with jumping, and because I don't do jumping as intensely as his previous owners (they would jump approximately 3 times a week, and if not, it wouldn't be serious dressage riding but "jumping-dressage" type of riding), I have been working on the dressage a lot !
He is very very stiff on his left side. Always has been, and it's been much much much worse..! It's waaaay better now. Some people tell me he's very stiff, but to me, he's like an elastic to pull on compared to before..!
But of course still stiff.
Anyways, this is the video from February 2010 (in this video, he is already much better than when I got him, but I'm not comparing to when I got him now, I'm going to compare from this video):
Topper: Dressur 20-02-2010 - HesteGalleri.dk
..And this is now:
You can critique rider (me) too if you wish, I don't mind - in fact, I'd like that! But I'd be most happy if you could focus on the horse...
Remember, this is a jumping horse with very little dressage experience.. So I'd like to hear what you think and if he has some potential :)