Tumai, I did try Bolly's way at the weekend, did not turn out well at all!
She's a clever girl, my meg, when a gap to move came available she bolted with me.... Then did her usual leaping in the air, broncing, tucked her shoulder in, bucked and headed for home!
I stayed on! But did lose both stirrups, and broke two nails! Lol
I'll have a go doing it your way next, it sounds a great idea, and if I'm working from the ground up I don't mind! :)
I do have two trainers, one for dressage, one for jumping, they both say the same, don't hack then!! But I want to hack, its repetive and boring staying on the grounds all the time... :(
And thanks for your advice too Babyrowz, I'm not feeling quite so brave anymore! Xx