Re: Quick question
Circles are generally a good training technique for a lot of things! They keep the horse going forward while also bringing them back to the task you wanted them to accomplish in the first place.
Generally, I try to circle my horse in the opposite direction that he chose to go. Basically saying, "no, I didn't say go left...so now we're REALLY going to go RIGHT!" So, if you're walking straight, and T turns left towards your trainer, I would circle her off to the right. Of course, if you're weaving cones, you may be going in all directions, and it might make better sense to do just as you did!
I bet next time it'll take her 5 circle episodes before she fully listens to you...then 4 times the next lesson....etc...eventually, you and her will be communicating nicely and I'm sure she'll get over this little issue. Nice work getting her to behave for you!