Help for a wiggly horse
Puck: I read this the other day and worked on circles. You are right on the money. I may not have gone all Clinton on him with the flexing, but the trainer did force him into frame and fast-tracked him into the show ring. He has a big natural forward trot but did learn to WP jog. But it turned him archy necked and behind the vertical, instead of stretching down.
I have been working with ground poles and riding him more forward at the trot, since I want to take him back English again, and get my western butt back in shape !!! With more observation, his wiggling is more off the rail and trying to go straight and when in contact. The contact makes him "mince jog" and going straight while off the rail unbalances him. The circles are helping. The sweet thing is such a thinker. After a few circles, when I release back to straight, he tries to find his circle, like the rider must be lost.
Never realized how "rail bound" he was!