your horse is apparently not responding to you. you need to work on your legs and have your horse 'under you' walking trotting and galloping. now to do that you need to feel the pressure you put in the reins and the pressure in your legs, he needs to engage a good trot with his back legs, you need to 'place him' by playing with your hands, dont pull though!gently open and close your hands still with a good pressure on your legs. it is better to do it naturally than with external help, you first need, before using any artificial help, to do this work by yourself.
hope that will help!
Last edited by Jukochoko; 11-12-2008 at 12:52 AM.