Well I have been riding alone for years, and maybe I just created too conservative style, with one gram maximal on the reins, and that I don't focus on the head position, I thought it will come itself when the horseis ridden well.. But there is NO-ONE in the area who thinks the way I do. So I started thinking maybe I am wrong.
I found a video showing a horse the trainer prepared from his 3 years. Until recently. There is a 12 yo girl riding him on a championshipod children. She does no longer train them. I think the girl needs a lotmore practise, but, still, who doesnt? But the horse seems well trained to me and that heonly pickes his head due to sharp hand of the rider. And that he is on the bit corrwctly, not hiding behind vertical and going away from the contact. What do you think?
And here second level dressage with the same hors, different rider.