Since we finally finished an event, I purchased the Ride On Videos. Now you can watch us flail our way around the intro division.
This makes me physically cringe to watch it. I should probably watch myself do dressage more often because I can see a ton of things I need to improve. I used to video my lessons with Nilla, but have gotten out of the habit.
He’s just so freaking slow. He thinks he’s going fast, but he’s not. Water refusal at 2:30. Tripping over his own feet at 2:35 (it looks like he’s stepping down a bank, but there’s no bank).
I didn’t realize until watching this video that he was doing partial changes. I’ve been avoiding teaching him changes because of the problems that would create in dressage, but maybe he’d like to learn. Also, it’s hilarious that this is his fast mode.
He really does take the smallest strides. There is a lot to like about those rounds. You look in control, he didn’t say no and was happy in the jumping phases.
He is very happy in the jumping phases.
I think it is huge that you finished an event. I will never ever like looking at my dressage so I can feel that but I think if you can get Levi through that part you will be on the way!! I agree his jumping has improved in leaps and bounds. AND my horse has the tiniest lope cc so you and I can just meander to our heart’s content 🙂 HA! Thanks for sharing the videos!
Levi just thinks he’s going fast.
I LOVE these videos! You two have improved so much through the season.
Nice saves there at the water and the brush! He’s a super cute mover.
I wish we had ride on video out here too.
It’s a really cool service. They record everyone too so you can decide at the end or the event if you want to get the videos or not.
That is SO cool that you have videos!!
Loved watching – you guys look great.