I always thought that the more the horses head was bent under the better it is, especially for collection...but my trainer told me on Sunday that it's not good and you have less control of the horse that way.
My problem is, is that Sonny will curve his head alot when I tell him to collect himself. He just does it naturally. I can see his shadow on the walls of the arena and it doesn't look abnormal at all, but my trainer says it's wrong.
If you don't want your horse's head/neck to be overly curved, how can I get it to be in the right position at least most of the time?
I don't have any pictures of him "overly" bent but here's one of him collected fairly well
At around 24 seconds (the time thing will show 50 seconds because it's counting backwards) it shows how far he bends. Now I think it looks amazing...and that it's correct, but my trainer doesn't agree