|Not the best photo, but I promise they looked great in real life.|
So, for my dressage rides, I’ve incorporated a good 10 minutes of “long and low” work at walk and trot, where Hemie has figured out to send his head to the ground and his back up in the air. He really responds well to pats and praises – it encourages him to keep trying and prevents frustration. He sometimes gets behind the vertical when I maintain outside rein contact, but I just immediately send him forward while maintaining the connection to correct it. He’s still figuring that one out.