I'm an intro level dressage rider with a 4 year old Oldenburg colt. We're working fairly rhythmic, straight and forward, but I have a lot of problems with circles. I do have an trainer but I have difficultly when working on my own. I'm working hard on using my seat/legs first, and thinking in terms of "connecting" my inside hand to my outside rein, and trying to make sure I'm getting bend at the poll, not at the neck. I also try to ride the circle in 4 parts. My circles, however, are staying small. I'm studying Jane Savoie's Dressage 101. So I know what I should be doing, but I'm obviously omitting something. It does take me a while to catch on to new concepts, I have to practice a lot to get it. Does anyone have any helpful tips?