Originally Posted by xoSonnyLove1234
How high are those jumps? The horse looks beautiful. I would only say (on the flat) that your hands are way to far apart. I really thought you were trying to set his head.
The jumps are probably between 1ft to 2'3". I'm actually not trying to set his head/force it by having my hands wide. It doesn't take much to get him in a frame. He is very soft. I think the main reason I ride with my hands far apart is I feel like im... being softer and gentler with him and I can be more giving I guess. I know it's not correct, and I will definitely work on it. I haven't had an actual dressage lesson in a while, but I think I am going to start back with those soon! I stopped taking lessons with my dressage trainer when he started having a little jumping issue and focused my time and money on my jumping trainer. She is a great dressage trainer too, but I don't take striaght dressage lessons with her, its just a little bit of dressage warm-up before jumping.