Well, I think we have found the answer to the squealing and bucking in the show ring... as it was described by my trainer... you're squeezing her eyeballs out! I hate it when I find out that it's me causing the problems. I have a very patient horse, thank goodness, who manages to forgive my foibles, as I forgive her when she's a boob occassionally. And a good trainer who is guiding us back to fill the holes in our training so we can progress. Today she said that the hardest step is getting started, I suppose rather like admitting you have a problem... Hello, my name is Shari and I get tense at horse shows.... that sort of thing. This dressage thing is harder than it looks.
So, tomorrow we go to the schooling show and see if I can manage to not make the little girl crazy....