Agree. Reading Dresseur's reports, most would not think her horse is only 5 years old. Really progressing at a rapid pace compared to some of us.Tsavo wrote:Nice report, Dresseur.
It doesn't make me think I'm an idiot, but it makes me know I probably should have chosen a different sport, or maybe no sport at all.Dressage, for me, has produced more situations with me thinking I am an idiot than everything else in my life combined. The people who say dressage is straight-forward or obvious sound high.
I can't speak for how others adapt to working with a new horse, but sometimes it can be very difficult. Things that were so easy on other horses are not always easy on a different horse. It is extremely frustrating to have felt that you were confirmed at doing something, only to find out you were not.
We started work on counter canter today for the first time. It was difficult and I felt incompetent. This is the kind of thing I'm talking about. New horses, different situations, is what makes a rider good. But that can only happen if the rider is talented enough. If you are limited in talent or physical ability, everything becomes a challenge and often an insurmountable one. Text book aids often don’t initially work, nor does sitting in the perfect position. That’s why one needs competent help on the ground (and I don’t mean soloshot) in order to nip bad habits in the bud and ensure you are aiding properly based on the situation.
Um yup.Snork wrote:I have finally conceded that horses who require consistent work and effort are too much work to be fun for me. I'm into instant gratification, like, you know, microwaves and made horses.