I had a lesson today and when we were doing ground work, my trainer had me do about a 25ft circle around him, going both directions. He says to put pressure on my inside leg, open up the inside rein, keep contact with the outside rein, and had my inner shoulder at an angle towards the horses outside ear while Im circling to get the horse to bend around my leg and not cut off corners. It worked kinda, I could tell he was bending, and not doing a square with curved corners anymore, but sometimes he just was completely not responding to it. Its like I had to imagine pushing him away from the inside of the circle to bend. Any other advice to help?
Also, my trainer says I put more weight on my right leg than my left, so Im shifted to the right. It's gotten better, but the thing is, I have a leg slightly longer than the other, so do you think that could be whats wrong? If I shift to the left a bit to center, I feel im putting to much weight on my left leg and just doesnt feel right at all. But when I sit to where he says its to the right, I feel perfectly even. Gahh! Any advice? :P Posted via Mobile Device