Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Sorry, Trissacar, I don't understand how we gave advice in an unprofessional way. If you were in a lesson of mine, I would give you the same advice - to fix your position (back straight, arms, etc) first before worrying about anything else.
If you were looking to do a halt, then I would ask you to drive your horse into a halt, but make sure you aren't sacrificing your positon to do so.
If your horse was getting heavy on the forehand (which it looks like she is) then I would suggest some other exercises.
I would praise you when due and criticise when due. If your teacher is currently praising every little thing you do, it's time to find a new teacher because you aren't learning.
Your horses legs are more square in this picture than the last few you posted, but that is not what a halt is all about.
If you would like us to critique you like a green rider, here goes:
You have the lovely beginnings of a halt. I would suggest that you rock your pelvis a bit so your back is straight, and keep your elbows bent. Remember to breathe and relax you look very tense! The next step is getting her to lighten up in the front end, but that will come with practise, but you have a lovely start right now.
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Last edited by JustDressageIt; 04-27-2009 at 12:49 AM.