Falling on on the circle
OK, So I have been riding at a new place for about 2 months, its a really great place and I think that my instructor is great, but I have a question. The mare I ride is incredibly stiff on one side. When I first went there I couldnt get her to turn right at all, I have worked on that and now can turn right with bend and on the bit. Its actually awesome how much of a difference having a connection with the outside rein can make!!!
But the problem I am having now is that when on a circle to the left I really struggle keeping her out with correct bend. My instructor has said that I just need more indside leg and when I have her on the larger circle (20m) small (tiny) gives and takes wiht the inside rein to get her to bend. Where I have problems is I have damage to a couple of ligaments on my left knee, I can now use that leg when it is on the outside, and my weight is on the inside seatbone a bit, but struggle using my left leg when my weight is through by left seat bone (i feel like the leg is freer when my weight is on the opposite seat bone). Does anyone have any tips or is it just a matter of building up the strength through the muscles and hopefully the ligaments a bit more???
P.S. sorry it is such a long post but I didnt know how to make it any more succinct