Thanks for replying with all this info and taking your time... but alot of your analysis is incorrect... I will write mine in blue..
- side pass--- bending to inside, legs on, I am working on keeping her straight,, she likes to swerve off
If he/she is swerving off HOW can you claim you are able to bend her like you have done below.
So sorry, I totally mixed side pass up with leg yeild... I forgot what it was called...
- collected--- I can do this easily the right way :P
NO ONE should be working on collection at the walk unless they have everything and I mean everything in place, not just almost there. An good rider/trainer KNOWS this.
Well, we work on collection...
- extended--- I can do this easily :P
Good for you but only a horse that can bend and be supple can do proper extensions.
The horse I ride can do it, and I know how to ask for it..
- bending--- have been practicing for approx. 3-4 months now... getting pretty good at it
If you are having problems just HOW are you able to do proper serpentines...not possible.
What problems??? Where did I state I have proplems?? I can do bending...
- serpentines--- have done this for a VERY long time, can do it right :)
They have to be done without bends then for you would not be saying getting pretty good at them but would be saying that they are perfect.
??? doesn't make sense to me....
- figure 8's--- about 1.5 yrs practicing.. on and off.. pretty good.
- 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m circles-- easy as pie :)
A good trainer would NEVER be doing 5m circles, certainly not at walk.
Why not?? Why especially at the walk?? Why, itd be better to gallop them on a 5m!?
- collected--- correctly:)
- extended--- sometimes needs an extra push to get her going on extended, but works well across long stretch of arena
This does not jive as extensions should have been established anywhere and no EXTRA push is needed if trained correctly
how is it my fault if the horse isnt trained correctly??
- bending--- bends to the inside, for some reason i am alot better bending at the trot than at the walk ;)
- 2-point--- learnt about a year ago.. havent been doing it much.. sometimes need extra pointers
- figure 8's--- pretty well
If you have trouble with the right lead how is this possible.
I don't have a clue what ur getting at... It's trotting!!! You don't have leads in the trot!
- serpentines--- mhmmm
- side pass--- so so. lol...
If you have all the bending down pat this should not be on a so so level.
mixed with leg yield again..
- 10m, 15m, 20m circles-- YEAP!
- rising trot-- yes, been doing this since first started riding.. i can pick it up on the right diagonal as well ;}
What I said at walk applies here also and I would hope you can rise at the correct diagonal. What I find missing that really tells me about what level you are at is you have said NOTHING about sitting trot.
I can do sitting trot as well.. I prefer that :) but, my trainer makes me do rising :P
- collected--- working on it
- extended--- easily.... seeing as she is a reining horse, pretty simple to get her going in the canter
You may get her going at a canter but speed does NOT = extended.
I know that, but it is alot easier... much easier than some lazy horse that doesnt even wanna canter..
- bending--- working on it
BIG problem here for you SHOULD be able to do this if all that you say you can do, you can.
??? Where did I say thats all i can do?? And, whats wrong with learning??
- 2-point--- pretty well
- figure 8's---- havent done much....
- 15m, 20m circles--- mhmmm
- knows right lead-- yeah, she is horrible at picking up her right lead though! HORRIBLE!! lol.. thats what makes it tough and challenging.. but by the end of the day, we are perfecting it
By this point you should be picking up both leads easily and even should have the flying change established already..again if all that you say you can do, you can.
Why should I be?? It's the horse, she is sooo hard to get the right lead on! Even my trainer has troubles getting her on the right lead... We just started flying changes.. wow.. a way to make someone feel bad.
- cross rails (two point) cantering--- few times
- ground rails (two point) cantering--- tons
- 2 ft. (two point) cantering--- once or twice
To go beyond beginner you would be jumping 3'easily.
Why should I be??? I'm not in hunter jumpers! I am in english pleasure/dressage... I was just stating what I have done. Also, it isn't how high you jump. It's about how well you can do it... so are you saying that western riders should know how to jump over 3'??