So I've had my horse for almost a year and pretty much just messed around on him and not done anything serious, but I've started patterning him for playdays since he conditioned and I have a few months before the fall series starts in my area. The main problem I have with every pattern (mostly barrels) is that when I turn my horse, he doesn't maintain his momentum. He plants his feet, flexes his neck, and turns, and only then does he speed up. He doesn't walk through
the turn or keep his butt moving as well as his front feet. He just stops. Now I've tried kissing/clucking and squeezing my legs to push him forward out of the turn but he just loses so much speed in them. I'd describe to you how I rein him through this but I really can't, so if anyone could tell me what I might be doing wrong with my reins, that'd be awesomeee.