Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
She might just need to be re-schooled in bending and suppling exercises. That will get her to soften, round, and be able to transition better - an all around easier ride.
I would stick her on a 20 meter circle for a good chunk of your ride. You have to really, really push her off of the inside leg into a steady outside rein. You can also play with the inside rein a little if she needs it, just don't see-saw with both reins.
When she does give into the pressure soften your fingers on the inside rein right away (her reward). If she lifts again, go right back to working the aids.
Other bending and suppling exercises that get her listening to your leg include shoulder in, haunches in, turn on the forehand/haunches, leg yields, etc.
Keep working at it! But, if she doesn't shape up in a reasonable amount of time I would have a vet or chiro come out and take a look at her to see if she is sore somewhere.
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina