I bought my horse about 4months ago from a a girl who did western pleasure, HUS and halter classes with him quite competitively at national level. I hardly know anything bout the western side of rding but from his results I take it he was pretty good.
But now, I ride english and am wanting to do dressage and showjumping. He is a confident jumper and I have been working him through grids and done a few small comps. And he is going great!
However, I am stuggling on th dressage side. He does come onto the bit, and he has come more up off theforehnd since I got him, but since he's spent his whole life in western jogs and lopes I stuggle to get him moving forward into the contact and lifting his feet properly.
Its notlike he draggs his feet or anything and there have been times when he comes together really well. But its hard to keep him moving forward to track up and come down, I get upset ( whcih I have to stop) and he gets upset nd things just start going down hill.
I really need some help!!!
anyone have any suggestions????