My ottb mare has some balance and rhythm issues because she's been out of work all winter, minus some hacking. So far each school has been 30 or so minutes. I've been keeping it short and simple and want to start from scratch.
Now, our biggest issue is rhythm. She's fine at the walk, typical strong thoroughbred walk, but as soon as we get into the trot her rhythm is all over the place. It varies from short/choppy/lazy strides, prancing around, trotting sideways, or taking biiiig sloppy strides. Her canter is more consistent, but occasionally she'll brace and will rush out of nowhere (balance issue). I've only been taking her a few strides down the long on her right lead because it needs a ton of work and she's super unbalanced in this direction.
SO my question is, what are some good exercises I can use to help with her rhythm and balance issues? I'm in no rush, so any advice is greatly appreciated.
Oh and a little photo before our ride today