So, I know it's been a while but I think it's time to post some more videos. Alot has happened between now and January, if you want to find out I think it's all here on this thread :Our Dressage Developments... Open to all posts.
So main things I am working on, is trying to relax but still give effective aids. You see when I relax, I find it so difficult to use my leg or hands. Once I start giving hand or leg aids to Rhos I get tense and that travels through. So I am really trying to find a middle ground for that problem. We think I may be getting tense because I am trying to hard to get it perfect, because today I rode my sisters pony and he is a real pig. And bar a few piggy issues he went really well and did a beautiful counter canter and all. My mum says I am probably getting this on pelli because I don't give a dam about how perfect it is because I am not competing him in dressage, and what I am doing is just to get him thinking. SO any tips for my relaxation on Rhos will be much appreciated. You will probably see that I get stiffer in each video.
I have been working on transitions for two days now and plan to continue for the next 2/3 weeks coming up to Danescroft (mini international) and Silver spurs (competition based soley on rider).
I am also trying to improve lateral work, because I am moving up to Novice level after Danescroft and I need to be able to do medium trot, canter and counter canter. But I want to also be practicing for Elementry level when ever I get up there (hopefully).
So my main things I am working on are loosening up both pony and rider and getting transitions with less resistance, and lateral work.
Also I want to say, I have a problem with my hip. I don't know the name of the bone but what ever bone I think it is the bone that connects the hip/leg to the rotary joint (or something along those lines, I try not to focus too much on it.). But that means I can't walk straight, also I sit crookedly. I never had problems before, but now I am doing more work in dressage it's beginning to get sore, like a dull nagging pain. I am starting some excercises to strech my it out, but using my right leg effectivly is becoming difficult.
I think that covers the basics. So firstly while the other videos are uplaoding I will put up a video of our first registered dressage test.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCSixFO8QiE
When uplaoded I will also put up a video of us today, and at the winter finals in cavan.