Originally Posted by My2Geldings
Assuming there are no health problems to be concerned about you need to think about the fact that all horses have a side that is easier and softer for them. That means that they are going to be a lot more stiff and sometimes more difficult to ride on that lead and side as well.
Ground work works well, lateral work, circles. Make sure you bent him around your leg while using the proper aids.
It sounds that in your situation it might be a good idea to get a trainer to help you, help him carry himself better so he can soften in your hand and bend more. Would that be an option for you?
i would take him to a trainer, but I have had alot of bad experences in the past with trainers, and everyone that somebody refers me too is usually too expensive. My aunt used to help me but we don't get along anymore :/ but the groundwork sounds like it would be a good idea. As well as alot of cirlcles. I have been doing that mostly for 2 months and it seems to be helping now.