Lately I've been having a lot of trouble getting Dakota to bend around the corners. I know I've asked about this before, but it's gotten worse, and I'm getting increasingly frustrated and angry at Dakota. Now, instead of just refusing to bend around the corners, he just trots around the ring with his nose to the outside. I feel like I've tried everything, so I wanted to ask you all for advice. He literally is looking to the outside the whole time.
I tried to use my inside rein to bring his nose back in but he just cuts his corner or starts to turn to the inside. So then I tried using a little less inside rein and more inside leg, to keep him on the rail, but he completely ignores my leg and continues to stick his nose out. I've even tried turning my inside toe out so my foot is perpendicular to his side, so that I have the spur right on him, but he just ignores it like it's nothing.
Any advice on this problem is greatly appreciated, because I feel like I've done everything I can with him. :(
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