I would love to start doing more dressage with my horse. I believe she's very unbalanced. She doesn't pick up her right lead as well as her left lead. When we jump, she very rarely will land on her right lead even though I set her up well and ride her to land on the right.
She's also very stiff when going in a circle to the right. She's pretty good about circling to the left, but she drops her shoulder and really drops into the circle when we go to the right. She can flex perfectly to both sides, so I don't really know what that is.
She doesn't move as well through her hind end as she should. She gets more impulsion from her front end, which makes her jumping kind of awkward and she just feels a lot more stiff than she should be.
She likes to root her head down when I slow her down, which can get very annoying :/ She drops her head pretty low (too low) at the walk, so I try to loosen my reins, but then picks it back up at the trot, so I'm constantly having to adjust my reins.
I've had her for two years and we've gotten pretty far. But I've always focused more on jumping than flatwork/dressage. Now that I look back, I'm really mad at myself for doing that because she could be so much better now.
So basically I'm asking for advice. Possibly advice on how to address all these issues, or where to get started with a horse like mine. Thank you!