Originally Posted by SBSB
I've just found a video of her, I don't know if it'll be useful, but you can have a look if you want. YouTube - 19.03.10 steffi... lesson at godley stud riding school
It gets interesting at atound 2:49 when you can see that she's speeding up at the canter and only slows down when she loses her footing slightly near the end. When I was riding her, she started cantering at really fast immediately, not like in this video when she speeds up.
Right, so she's a riding school mare that's mostly used for flatwork & some hacking and the occasional jumping.
Lakota, I'd be very willing to try your exercise but the simple matter of fact is that it's a group lesson and my instructor would simply not let me go off and do my own thing.
Gottatrot, I've seen her with the curb rein completely taken off, or knotted like you said, so I'll ask my instructor if this is possible.
Please remember that she's not my horse so I won't be able to change things like her bit, or what we do in lessons. I apprecciate the suggestions but they're not possible.
Thanks guys. :)
My best advice to you is to go somewhere else for lessons.
The instruction is less than inadequate.
Not only is the bridle wrong for your level of experience it is even wrongly put on the horse.
Your hand position for either this bridle or any other is wrong and was NEVER corrected by the instructor. You seem to be (outside your arm/hand position) to be reasonably good and I fear that at this place without CORRECT guidance your riding overall will not progress.