I'm sure you want to see the 3rd post in the show series, but this is not it.
What this is is a new video of Phil, taken tonight. I sent my trainer my last video, and here are the highlights of her suggestions -
* Remember the training pyramid - relaxation, rhythm, and contact. His rhythm looks good, and the contact improves when he's relaxed.
* He needs to respect the half-halt more - or I need to be more effective in giving it, or both probably! So do more transitions, and give more definitive half-halts.
* Add transitions within the gaits, and some leg-yields.
* Overall work on suppleness and having him be deeper in the contact - more seeking the bit.
So I have been working on all of these suggestions, and I think things are improving. Here is the new video I'm sending her.
What do you think? I think he's slower, and deeper, and you an see that I'm giving on the inside rein more without it being a huge issue. I think he still has moments of resistance, and moments of crookedness, but I think it's better overall, and certainly better with the contact. Right?
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