Anyways. Spyder is indeed pretty much correct. When going left she tends to almost cross her back feet, I think. It's hard to do a circle without her running into the wall since she's just...everywhere.
She's done this her whole life and since I'm asking the most that's every been asked from her I did kind of expect it to get worse and have to work through it with her.
My position seems decent, I just tend to lean forward a bit when I'm trying to help her correct it and now that my friend made me aware of it I'm doing a bit better. I'm not sure about the whole haunches thing, but I do know that her actual owner was commenting she walks almost like putting one foot in front of the other rather than just putting them down somewhere?
Today I kind of messed around with it, doing the right side first and...No idea how to explain it. Almost like a leg yield on a circle, I guess. Anyways, by the end my ride she was much, much better and we were able to trot going to the left with me just tapping her with my outside leg to remind her every once in a while. We just walked and trotted today, I think I might lay off the canter work for a bit.
She recently started almost doing a shoulder in when we're just walking but I'm asking for her to collect up or anything. I'm hoping I can fix it with the same thing I've been doing for the circles but I'll let you know if I have any problems, I guess. I should be riding tomorrow again - want to keep working on the whole circle thing constantly.
I'll keep you updated and let you know if I can't find out about the haunches.
Last edited by Goosen; 07-01-2009 at 08:36 PM.