In trying to get the angle MIE used too much inside rein.
So I want to keep doing what I am doing - meaning, same aids in asking for the movement - just not over bend his head to the inside so much?
The key to the shoulder in is to ALLOW the forward movement even if it comes off the wall. As long as it is in the position you requested just stop trying to "fix" things.
This makes alot of sense.
As I have said so many times...it is the riders job to position the horse so it succeeds in what is being asked for or at least makes valid attemps in the right direction. You can never fault the horse or rider if the above is activly being persued.
I completely agree with you.
I understand that the Shoulder In isn't supposed to be so "Dramatic" as what I've been doing, we just started to work on the movement - I know Nelson can definately do the movement, I Just have to figure out how to ask him correctly. He went 3rd level with one of his many owners, so he can definately do it....and that's why he grinds his teeth with me, because I know I am frustrating him.
So I'll wait for my Coach to be there infront of me, walking me through it as I am doing the movement, so that I have that educated aid beside me, correcting and aiding me to get it right.
I hope to have someone video tape it for me!