Decided to start a new thread since I'm not scared to post because you guys are awesome and helpful!
This is next video where I triedddd to take in some advice I got on my last thread, Scared to post this :(
So got some quick video today...not much improvement :( I haven't been able to get on much because of the weather! I kept reminding myself to bend my elbows and lean back some and when I look down my arms look bent and great! Buttttt when I look in the video....they are not. I think they improved a little though. Just need to get more practice!
Dexter and I were both somewhat miserable with the heat and humidity and you can tell. When we are on the trails, and in the shade he's a totally different horse, so much happier! In the ring....with the sun shining right on us...he doesn't want to move lol..
I did put his easyboots on for this ride, so see what you think about his front end? I was going to put his back ones on too but realized the gator got ripped on our trail ride last weekend :( He doesn't really feel off to me when I'm on him, I think partially his head bobbing is from him being so distracted then me trying to make him pay attention? People kept walking across the field today and made him completely ADD.
Side thought...I'm thinking about shaving him...hes grey underneath from his roan...good idea? Bad idea? I've never shaved him before, but I've shaved other horses and I'm a dog groomer so I know how to. Think that would help him be more comfortable? Any cons to doing it? 4th of July is way too hot! - YouTube
I think my elbows are bent a little more, but I just need to loosen my reins some more and I guess try and overbend them almost to get a good feel and get used to it? I tried to ask him to move out more from my leg too not just my heels (comment in previous thread) but he just didn't want to move today...he gets sweaty while I'm just grooming him though so I don't completely blame him lol