Thank you. I am not competing as I lived in the middle of nowhere without a float! My horse was given to me as a psychopath! He was pretty dangerous. Quite frankly I think he could be used for teaching beginners now! I was scared of the trail work, but it really worked. You go out 'looking for trouble', ditched, bushes, logs, and teach these horses leg on, leg on, leg on. Your riding must be good enough to perform an excellent one reign stop just in case. The trail work is where you get all the results - not the arena. I recently had an expert dressage rider have a go on him, and quite frankly I burst into tears - he went beautifully. The hardest part fro me was 'letting go of the reigns'. Pull on these horses mouths at your peril - they will take it on and run. Once I let go of the reigns and put my legs on him, he became slow and controlled! ??? doesn;t make sense does it, but it works like a dream. To say have I enjoyed it... I have a horse that people in the community comment about our 'bond' - we lie down together and share sandwiches! That is more rewarding than any dressage technique I could hope to learn. Good luck with your lovely horse. (I only just joined so haven't got pictures up yet, but I have posted one in my profile - I think).