I can get Sonny to have the nice curved headset, and in the right position, but it's the rounding of the back that I can't get. I can't seem to do it on any of the horses, neither Sonny nor the lesson horses. His back still appears to be hallow.
How can I get Sonny to round his back and move his hind quarters more? I know it will take time, but as of now I'm stuck on how to do it.
Also another question, I've always been told that collection will cause a horse to naturally curve his head under and have a good headset...but looking at western horses, obviously they don't have their heads where say a dressage horse would have theirs.
Are those western horses still collected?
^^She looks rounded in the back, but no head set...but when I asked on another forum, and they said that with collection comes the curved head
But not on this dressage horse, he has the head set, but not the rounded back.
I'm so confused! Most dressage horses I see have the curved head/neck, but not the rounded back...where as with western horses it's the opposite...the back is rounded, but no headset.[/list]