Amerazn, you have to teach a horse to move round and on bit, build all those muscles, and learn to use its back before even thinking about collection (if what you call collection is what I think it is
). My best advice in your situation would be finding a good dressage trainer and start taking lessons. You can't really learn to ride correctly just watching videos, you need a help from the ground to direct you and correct you if something goes wrong.
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Last edited by kitten_Val; 08-29-2011 at 07:47 AM.