In teaching her to move off my leg, I unintentionally taught her to fall into it. Instead of using inside leg and her bending around it to turn, she just falls in on it with no bend whatsoever.
When she is in a good mood she will bend around my leg beautifully so long as I have a strong supporting outside rein. When she isn't in such a good mood she tries to fall in and just counterflexes against my outside rein. And then I don't know how to correct the counterflexing because I can't push her back into the outside rein without using the "wrong" leg and then just furthering the problem!
I created this problem and now I really want to fix it!
Teaching the leg yeild has been impossible because, of course, she doesn't move away from my leg but instead tries to turn into it. If I open my outside rein to let her move that direction, she falls into a horrible, nasty turn to the inside.
The first step I have been taking is teaching the side pass to help her understand to move away from my leg. She is doing well with it but it hasn't translated into our forward work yet.
Any ideas or suggestions?
And yes, a I know a trainer would be beneficial. Unfortunately that is not an option at this time.
Any help appreciated!