I am currently working with my horse on moving off my leg and yielding laterally. He has about 50/60 rides on him and he goes nicely walk/trot.
When we ride in the arena he constantly wants to move into the center of the arena( this is not a large arena, about 30 x 80 ft) so of course I want to use as much of it as possible. When I use leg to try to move him out on the rail, he seems to have it in his head that I am asking for rollbacks, and immediate ones.
I want to eventually work cows with him, so I don't want to train this behavior out of him, but I am having trouble figuring out how to get him to understand I just want him to move out and off of my leg. He does this also in circles when I want to change sizes of circles.
He direct reins right now and I am sure to hold with inside rein and support with outside rein.