Allhorsestuff gave me a suggestion for an exercise to do with Steady in the comment section when I posted the last video. This is kind of a response/question(s) about that and some other stuff. I hope that I make sense in my questions. Understand that I am a huge newbie and am just learning about all of this. I have had a total of less than 15 lessons and not all of those were dressage lessons. So my questions may come across as if I don't know what I am talking about but that is probably because I really don't :). I don't promise to take you advice but I do promise to take it into consideration with the knowledge I have of my horse and his abilities and the phase we are at.
Steady has a tendancy to get so low he about pulls my butt out of the saddle. Then he can also go all giraffe necked on me. I am working toward consistancy somewhere in between.
The canter is 100% brand new to us so we are at baby step stages with that and I may have to try that exercise at a canter. Though if he is not in a fairly tight collected frame at all times at this stage he goes all track gallopy on me. If you are unfamiliar with track gallopy it is stretched out and drifting at an angle with no awarness as to where I am or what I am asking. We hadn't even cantered until about two months ago so we are babies.
I know you mentioned to use that at the trot/canter but where I really would like to make progress is at the walk. I seem to have a very hard time getting him to stretch at a walk. Should I maybe just concentrate on stretching him more at the trot? Will that transfer to the walk? I hesitate to do work troting with him stretching down because he has a tendancy to, like I said, pull me out of the saddle. Any suggestions?