Yeah I know, I am posting another thread about an hour later... but this is another thing that has been bothering me besides the saddle-fitting thing. Well, here's my story. Pluto's right lead is very stiff right now, so he doesn't like to pick it up right now. For him to pick it up, I lift my right rein, kick and hit Pluto with the crop, and he goes. Of course, I also have to keep him bended. (These instructions all
from my trainer) That means, I have to lean my right rein kind of into his neck and pull back just a LITTLE so his neck bands (If that makes much sense to anyone?), and push with my inside leg. Now, here's where my problem comes in that really gets me mixed up. I can get him to pick up the lead, but I can't get him to stay bended at the same time. Now, if I kicked him instead of just putting pressure his inside, would that confuse him? Could I kick him with both feet, but the inside foot a little bit harder to keep him on the rail? If he comes off the rail, he goes back to the trot and can only pick up his right lead in the corners. Help?