How do you know that your horse is actually crossing his legs?
Without someone standing on the ground and telling you if he is indeed crossing his legs, how can a rider, who mostly rides alone and without mirrors (there are windows that if you get in front of just right, you can see your outline) if your horse is crossing undersaddle?
I'm starting to school the shoulder-in a bit more insistently. We were only doing one or two steps of a shoulder-in at a corner, or on a circle; staying bent on the arc, and move the haunches under, step over one or two times, continue on arc.
I'm relatively certain he does cross over for those one or two steps, but after that, I feel like I have to guide him more, and that he loses it.
Also, where should I be looking for a shoulder in? I always look in the direction of travel, but sometimes that can throw my shoulder in a different direction.
"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -- Albert Einstein