Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
I would like to see a video as well.
But it sounds like the horse doesn't know how to turn a small circle correctly.
I would do some spirals at a w/t/l to get him comfortable and teach him how to move in a small circle. You also need to keep that forward momentum at any speed. And if he is really flexing ride him two hands and shorten your outside rein a tad, just so he can flex still but not go nose to knee kind of flex and really drive him forward with your leg (squeezing, no kicking). Do this at a walk and trot first for awhile.
So he needs some more basic work before going to any pattern yet.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.