So I've been working on making my position solid and giving single clear aids and everything like that. But I was watching a video of my coach riding him and noticed that unlike me she has her heels flat or not down and uses her heels to nudge him forward - I feel like I've explained this wrong and with her hands she's incredibly soft but at the same time she's firm. Where as when I ride him I've been going for a continuously soft rein contact. Basically what I've been trying to do is get my position nice but then I've realized I could ride around with a perfect position but I still need to guide and ask him? Where as she adjusts her position to nudge and guide him through. If this makes any sense?
So basically, maybe I'm trying to use my position to trick him into a frame where as she is using hers to guide him into one, pushing him forward with her legs,ect. I really don't know if this makes sense to anyone, but its just my thoughts and I'd really like to hear if this is just me going crazy or maybe I'm onto something..:/
I do understand that roundness is not something that comes from the bit and that it involves a horse working from the hind end, ect and I've attended many lectures on the matter. My coach is a well known and knowledgeable person in the area who works with both green horses and school masters.