Originally Posted by tinyliny
Cool! You are doing very well. What you show is totally normal for someone learning how to canter. And Skye looks a bit go-ey at times., which will lessen when you relax more and kind of "melt " down around him more.
When you follow his mouth with your arm, think of the motion as more for and back than up and down, which is what I see happening a bit. It's important to stay soft and following of the mouth, which is something that I , too, am, working on.
Thanks tinyliny! Yeah he anticipates my moves, he'd be a killer chess player
But I'm still figuring out my seat and whatnot too. I'm so noisy uptop that I think it throws him off.
Fore and back? Like a swinging ship? I will try again without having my elbows flapping like chickens.
As for softening that mouth.. I was so confused. I'll have to work on that more.
Originally Posted by Spyder
Video 3 was the best of the three.
In the first video he looks "jammed" into a position and the look you want of a horse going forward in a more "happy" frame is not there.
Video two is sorta here and there but video 3 shows a bit more happy horse.
I understand why your trainer has the fork on as he will lift his head up here and there however the point of riding is to correct the little position changes with lateral exercises and your seat position...not a " oh that martingale is there so I have to put my head down" type of thinking by the horse.
Great! That means we're improving as time goes by as they were shot in sequential order.
Yes, he has a big "throw head up and panic" problem that we've been working on for months. Saturday we had a big breakthrough without the fork on. I'll keep working on it!
Appreciate all the help :)