Hi there! I have always said, "say what you mean and mean what you say" when I am working with my horses (or in life general!) :). That being said, you must be clear on what you are asking your horse to do. I recommend driving your horse from behind (with a carrot stick or something similar), but directing your horse from the line itself. Show her where you want her to go, direct her, with the line! Try not to keep slack in the rope initially and point with your finger where you want her to go. Once she is on the circle, release slightly (but keep her on track, keep your arms extended, still showing her where you want her to go). Try to keep her in between the stick and line, but you should stand just behind her shoulder while maintaining forward motion. Remember, the rope acts as your arms would as if you were riding, but the stick acts as your leg. When you decide its 'game over' disunite the hip by stepping towards the hip and releasing both the line and stick. I hope this made sense and helped out a little bit! Good luck!