I've been riding my current part loan since around September, and I love him to bits. I've learnt through riding him that he feels much stronger on the left rein, and feels unbalanced on the right.
So I decided to google "horse unbalanced on right rein"
A horse forum topic came up. It was mine from a year ago about my old loan
Could it be a coincidence that these horses are both weak on the right rein? Or is it more likely me? I've asked the owner and she said he is unbalanced on one rein so I'm free to school away to rectify it. (I'm planning spiraling circle work to start with).
However I was wondering if anyone had any exercises I could do to get me more balanced in the saddle. My friend took a picture of me riding bareback a few months ago, and my right leg is considerably longer. Could this be more weight in one seatbone, affecting the horse? My back looks straight though so I'm not so sure...
When riding with a saddle and stirrups, I find my left leg is stronger, and I'm able to keep my heel down better with a better lower leg position.
Sorry if the image is too big!