Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
• Horses: 0
Comments re: your last video...
You know what I REALLY love? On the slow-motion clips, I want you to take a good look at your hands when you're posting. They don't move. First, that's a good indicator that you feel nicely balanced, so you're not pulling on the reins for balance. Second, your hose will thank you by doing just what he's doing: he's holding his head nicely and not fighting you at the mouth at all. He's comfortable.
Yes, you are living proof that you can do great without lessons. However, you are already a skilled horsewoman, you're willing and wanting to learn, and you're working and working. How many people slap on English tack and say they ride English? And how many people do like you and take videos daily, throw it out to the sharks, and graciously accept and try advice and work through things? YOU can (and it's paying off). Most people can't.
Just one question. How do you feel you're progressing? How happy and comfortable do you feel on your horse now compared to your first couple rides? You both look much happier. It looks fun now.
P.S. Your horse is improving because you are!