I find she responds very well to the outside rein and I was riding her today and she was great. I was very proud and my instructor was in the arena with me riding her horse. She has a great position herself and she trains horses, so this is why im a little confused. I showed a video of myself earlier in a post on this forum and I don't think my hands are too too bad. I do have bad habits like looking down when I ride and my hands are a little low and my heels. Other then that I think I have soft hands for the most part (i try to atleast). I just hate tugging on horses mouths, especially young ones, it gives them the wrong message and can also make them confused when I give aids/less responsive. I like to have contact but not to the point where im hanging on my horses neck almost.
I don't know if I should give her another chance or just do it solo for a few months. I'm trying hard to get rid of my habits, I almost want to get a neck brace and stick it on. I thought about it seriously today but I don't know where I can find one (hahaha). I have trained a young TB before but I did have an instructor to help me all the way. I wonder if I can do it on my own this time