Originally Posted by Kayty
Haha see there you go :) Just goes to show that before we go blaming the horse, we should strip down our own issues first :)
Oh yes, I ALWAYS assume it is me and not him. After all, he is trained to do this stuff and I am still learning. The great news is that I have found a trainer to help me. She may not be a top level rider or anything like that (my goals are strictly for pleasure anyway) but at my level, any knowlegeable rider will be able to help me a lot.
I have written down the suggestions in this post to think about as we ride this week. Things have been going fairly well and I can see that these are going to help us a lot. Now that I will have a pair of eyes on the ground as well, I'm sure we'll get these problems sorted and move on to the next round! Thanks for all the advice here.