Found out my trainer has one that she will let me try out with him. I'll see how it goes.
I think it was a mixture of a few things, including him having a few bad days. On yesterday's ride when he started to rely on my leg I kicked him to wake up- took two rounds on the 20m then he started using his brain and coming up under. I've also been taking even more time to warm up and stimulate his joints during workouts.