[QUOTE=CJack99;1646273]When you are outside the round pen, are you riding or lunging? I have a Quarter who loves to change direction in the riding ring any time he thinks he can get away with it. First I had to pay real close attention to ensure I wasn't accidentally squeezing the opposite heel and cueing him to turn that direction. Second, I had to ensure that I always had enough rein collected up to provide him with a tunnel he couldn't escape from. Third, I would start with bigger circles, which will ask for an easier turn from him - and then progress from there.[/QUOTE
All of these instances are occurring while riding. Thank you for your insight. I have been doing the same thing--checking my cues and collecting rein. I was also thinking bigger circles are where I need to start, or go back to I should say!, haha. Thank you again.