So I just spent an hour on my horse trying to get her to canter a circle about half the arena in size.
We failed. Massively.
The moment we come off the rail and I ask her to bend into the circle she will respond by cantering sideways until we almost run into the fence on the other side. She will not bend. No way. No how.
She bends well at a walk and trot. But canter is just not happening. No matter how much I que her she simply refuses.
Basically we are a hot mess right now and I haven't a clue how to encourage her to bend and circle instead of sideways cantering across the arena. It's getting frustrating and I would really love some advice. Thanks so much! I'm open to any and all ideas at this point.
(on the upside, she is no longer trying to run away with me at the canter and gallop off, in fact I now have to work to keep her in it. I guess its always something)