Well i don't really know for terre-Ã -terre. what look like a nice terre-a terre??
What Nirvana don't do correct? What i could do to improve the mouvement. I think he is not correctly colected to do this mouvement and he moving to much his head. You think we are on the god path? Becasuse i have ANY idea how to do this, i following my feeling and my horse loll
With terre-Ã -terre I meant what he tries from 03:05 to 03:20. It already looks so great!!
And about Nirvana not wanting to do something: I think I got it wrong. In your bow between 02:43 and 02:49 I thought that you asked him to kneel down (with the other leg too) and he didnÂ´t want to... but when I watched it again I thought that maybe you only wanted him to take his head down? There was also another exercise which I donÂ´t recall at the moment, where I got the impression that you just accepted his no. I think that itÂ´s a good thing not to become demanding and to accept it if the horse doesnÂ´t want to do something. And yes, I think that you are on a very good path.
I think the collection will improve with time. Titum has moved from no collection at all over a rollkur-position to something that already has to do with collection - but we are still far away from a really good collection!! His head is still too deep, like here:
What will surely help you in improving collection are sideways movements (shoulder-in, travers...), but I wouldnÂ´t worry too much. It already looks great and he needs his time to find the best position.
Very nice photos by the way.