I don't have a trainer at the moment, and being a beginner rider, I have absolutely no idea how to work with him on this. Please help if you can! I need some advice from experienced riders!
So when I bought Jake, the guy we bought him from had worked with him so he responded to leg pressure really well. At that time, I was only going out there to ride once a week or so, and once we moved him out to our place, he stopped responding. I've tried putting pressure on one side, and putting my foot well away from the other side so I don't accidentally bump him, but he keeps just wanting to go into a trot. I'll put him in front of a fence, so he can't walk forward, and he'll just shift his back feet (keeping his front in the same place), and start trotting again. I don't know if it's me (please remember I still am learning! No need to be harsh) or if I need to start working with him on certain things? I really do need to find a trainer, but at the moment that's not going to happen, because we are in the middle of a move from one town to the other.
If you guys have any suggestions, it would help me a lot!