Originally Posted by Caitlyn231
He is a 16.1 TB gelding, and he has issues keeping his shoulders in place. When I turn him to the left he juts out his right shoulder and my trainer said before I can start jumpers I have to gain control of his shoulder does anyone have ideas?
So you want to turn left - slightly place a little more weight into left stirrup, open left rein (slightly) - towards your knee and bring right rein (which should be AWAY from the neck a few inches) towards the neck and squeeze/release on the RIGHT (outside) rein. Keep inside (left) leg at girth and outside (right) leg should push to wards the direction you want to go (left).
I'd also look for a good dressage trainer to help tell you how to properly train your horse past basic issues like this one. If your current trainer doesn't tell you HOW to fix the problems - ask! If they still don't find a real trainer - trainer need to train both rider AND horse.