you sound like my horse/human trainer, lol... so I completely agree with all of this! Im a green rider and my horse is green, but we work at everything together, and sometimes I make mistakes, but I fix them! She actually just did the whole turning back and going back to the gate thing yesterday, and I turned her back (BUT) I only did whichever way was easiest for me! So now, I know that I have to hit the rewind button, and make her turn back the opposite. No circles! I know ay to many people tho that doesnt do this, they expect the horse to do what they want all the time,and don't put the work that needs done into that horse!