I had a really great ride today. Jubilee was responding so well and moving off my leg amazingly. I'm so proud of her. I do have a question though, because I noticed something weird that she does and I'm not sure what it is. I was working her in a large circle (a little more than 20 m), at a walk in both directions, getting her to bend and move off my leg. Nearly everytime, when I was traveling right, and we'd approach a certain point of the circle, she'd tilt her head sideways, to the left. Not in an aggressive way, she would just turn her head. Whenever she'd do this, I would give and release with the outside rein and apply inside leg to get her moving. This seemed to help. Was she trying to balance herself? This is her more difficult side. But it was just at the walk. The ground was a bit wet (I only walked her because of this) so maybe she was being careful with her steps. Otherwise she was being really good. I just found it kind of weird. Was she evading me? Being silly? I was working her long and low, with really light contact. I hardly used my reins at all -- just my seat and legs.
Any ideas? Thanks!