Originally Posted by Lakotababii
How old is your horse?
Surprisingly enough, young horses need to be taught to go straight. It is in their natural balance that when they turn their heads, they follow to keep their balance. Young horses tend to be a little skitter brained, much as a young human is. Teaching a horse to continue forward and not weave is a process. It helps to teach leg pressure. When the horse veers one way or the other and it wasn't asked for, use your calf and apply pressure on her side. If she doesn't understand that, correct with the reins. Soon she will connect that pressure with your cue to move back over to where she was originally and you will not have to hold her head steady anymore.
She's 8 but she is pretty much green broke. After training and being broken she was sold and then she was left to sit except for the occasional trail rides where he obviously didn't teach her anything, or keep up with any kind of training.
Thank you so much for the advice :) We are currently working on leg yields and seat aids, then correction with the reins if needed, and unfortunately since the guy that owned her before thought the only leg aids ever needed were spurred heels into her sides, it's a learning process. She's smart and super willing, so training is going well.
She isn't wobbling so much as ADD, if something catches her attention and she looks at it, she tends to veer in that direction. Right now my biggest problem is keeping her attention. I can't do one thing or another for too long because then she does it without thinking about it and her mind wanders, if that makes sense.
For the OP, I agree with Lakotababii. Work a lot on flexing and gaining control of those shoulders, too.