Its kinda LONG.....
I have a 5 yr old and she is 15hh and has been under saddle lightly since she was 2, she is turning 6 in June 2010 and my problem is that she has a long neck I find, maybe not but it seems that way, she goes nicely under saddle, BUT when going around a corner , I can see her outside eye instead of seeing her inside corner of her eye, she bend the wrong way and she speeds up- no saddle fit problems , I had her in a month a "training" and it did very good and she got it, but since I can only ride her once a week now she seems to not bend anymore, I do have short legs and im only about 5 foot. I know when getting them to bend you use your inside rein and ur inside leg to have them "bend around your leg" she does it at the walk but at the trot it is difficult, she has a naturally low head carriage,which is good I didnt have to train her to do it, she has don't it on her own, to help her bend I was thinking about lunging her wit side reins and have the inside shorter and the outside longer? Or draw reins.. if I have someone get on her at my barn it is going to cost me ,which since I pay for everything for her, im kinda broke so im trying to do this on my own, I only ride her once a week and I don't care how long it takes, im trying to work thru her under saddle "issues" one at a time lol
Any excercise suggestions? At the walk/trot.. her canter is an entrirely different story.. althou she will do flying changes..
Any bending help PLEASE! Thanx