Originally Posted by nrhareiner
See I do not THINK he ment to actually see-saw with the bit. As that is not correct. However what he trying to do is valid and works well. He is just to quick with his hands past the first few seconds and is doing a bit too much. I can see in the horses turns why he THINKS he needs to be doing this. However since I can not see the horses feet I can only go on what little I can see.
The quickness of his hands and the see-sawing is what makes it look ugly.
Just curious if we are seeing the same thing....
To me the horse looks like he leaning on the bit, and getting heavy and a little sprawled out in the front. Like you said, can't see his feet and the other horses crossing in front of the camera, so it's hard to tell. He doesn't appear to be planting his his pivot foot(I realize they can pick it up and put it down) but he almost looks like he might be traveling just a tad or swapping ends a little. One direction is worse than the other, can't remember which...
What do you see?