So my pony's always been pretty automatic with her leads, and she usually does her changes all in one easy movement - you don't feel anything big, it's all in one easy smooth stride. But, lately I've been doing lots and lots of transition work and simple changes.. Mostly in four loop serpentines and such. But since I've been doing that, I've noticed she jumps into the change instead of doing it almost seemlessly, it's very obvious. Does that make sense? Lol And when I ask for the canter departure, it's the same jumping motion.
If she 'jumps' (not really a jump.. idk what else to call it) for the change, does that mean she's not as balanced as she was before, or what?