Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Valley of the Sun
I do have a balance issue & notice it more when cantering. I don't think its just me though. My sister (who is a way better rider than me, and has tons more experience) has ridden Willow and had the same problem.
When we are in the arena I work the fence, do circles, roll backs,figure eights, & zig zag. I try to be unpreticable & not always ask for the same thing. We've run the poles & barrel patterns. She swings wide on the barrels too even though she knows the pattern.
I know what changing leads is when I see it, but how do I get her to do it?
So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.