I'll give you this. True collection is said not to start until 2nd Level Dressage (to the level you are going). So yes, you are right...no horse unless it is performing Upper Level Dressage movements are 'collected'.
However, I think it would be fair to say the greater number of amateur riders do not reach that level of riding, and thus don't reach that level of collection.
That is not to say, the horses are not going correctly, and are using themselves properly. That is my one and only point.
Spyder, Thanks for the chuckle.
Taylor~ 12 year old ApHC, Tigger~ 8 year old AQHA, Charlie~ 7 year old DWB/TB, Jazzy~ 2 year old ApHC
Last edited by OhSoAppy; 06-19-2010 at 11:42 PM.