Whenever I have a lesson I always ask tons of questions and my instructor is really great about telling me when I'm doing something correct. My problem is when I'm practicing on my own. I try to work through my head everything we did and talked about but I feel insecure without someone telling me that I'm doing it right or wrong. Does anybody have any ideas or tips on what they do when practicing?
Just to give insight, right now I'm really working on Dancer giving me his head at the trot. I've been taught to use my outside rein as sort of balance and to "turn the key" with my inside rein by turning it to the outside until he drops his head and I see his little eyeball. I was told to only do this for a 1/4 of a stride and then keep at it so that he can understand what we're doing and so he can build up the correct muscles.