^^ WOW! You are awesome! I completely understood everything you explained, and it makes perfect sense. I rode my horse today bareback just for about 20mins, I tried some of what you explained and it worked!
I was always focused before, on getting her head where it is supposed to be, but like you said, she can't do that properly unless everything else is in check.
Well, After riding for 20mins, lots of exercises and everything, I barely touched her head, and rode with a loose rein, and didn't care where her head was.
At the end, she was actually carrying her head lower than normal and in a pretty good position, waay better than it ever was when I was trying to do it for her.
Thanks so much, I will keep working on what you said, and I won't focus on what I want her to look like, and just keep improving her, and she should be ready for the show in a month, hopefully :)
But, seriously, I was so much more relaxed today, because I wasn't frustrating myself, because she doesn't do it the way the other WP horses do. She isn't them, and I shouldn't expect her to do it off the bat, those horses have had years of training.
Anyways, Thanks again soo soo much!