Does not always look like this
He tries, but somedays he reverts back and the amount of leg that is required to get him straight is enough that he takes offense to it and the head pops up and back hollows out and front legs go flying. I can get him somewhat soft by leg yielding. I went through this at the walk, so I know I can get there it is just going to take time.
At least his back is straighter
Why does dressage have to be so darn difficult? If you are good at it, it looks effortless. If you are like me...well you make it look really freaking hard. And as soon as you figure out one thing you up the bar and make things hard again. People who do dressage are gluttons for punishment.