I've noticed that when you aren't really asking your horse to move out with your seat and legs... he is too far tucked under in the front. Which makes sense if you don't keep your leg on when you go to halt. Taking your leg off means you aren't pushing him into the bridle.
Make sure with your halt or walk transition is backed up with leg.
Just past a minute and you seem really... curled up?? The top half of you anyway. Your leg is nice and long but your top half should be more relaxed and open, and your shoulders shouldn't be raised so high. Not as bad as it could be, but it could stand to be better.
Around 2:06, you lean to turn. I personally think this unbalances and horse. Yes it's good to put some weight in your seatbone but I feel that you could haev used your core to stabilize your turn. But he turned nicely so you didn't interfere as much with him.
I really like your halt to trot transitions, your trot to halt.. again need more leg and not pull as much with your rein. You are trying to stop movement not create backwards movement.
I love your sitting trot :) But again, I cringe when you halt...
Omg I actually jumped back when I saw your canter transition, haha... I'm so not awake. I think a well timed half halt would make it better.
I'm not sure what could help make the horse lighter in the front, but anebel seems to have that all worked out :)
Gorgeous trot from Ollie man after you come back down though. Very nice.
5:16 you look like you're really off center.. like you're really leaning into the turn which isn't a good idea IMOP...
5:30 onwards kind of visually shows you that you need more leg for the amount of contact you're asking for. He's hesitating as he tried to slow down like he thought you asked.. but then jumped forward when you put your leg on.
It just needs to be more consistent, but you two look like a wonderful pair :) You've improved so much since I last saw!
"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
Last edited by Skyseternalangel; 04-23-2013 at 06:39 PM.