Originally Posted by horseluver2435
Thank you for the critique.
Could you clarify on what you mean by effectiveness?
I'll definitely try the two-point exercise and maybe do some no stirrup work. Thanks!
At this point you're just along for the ride - not asking him to use his back, get under himself, or have any amount of collection. It's about inside leg to outside rein and asking him to bend. As he starts to do this, his back will come up and his head down. At the moment he's happy just going along on a slack rein, which is fine, but for dressage you'll need to start picking up contact. In the canter video you actually have him bent to the outside at one point. It just comes with quality lessons and that moment it 'clicks'. You have the foundation, and that's half the battle.