Ya leg contact.....that's a whole other thing! lol He always seems to run through my leg pressure and completely ignore it. I'm trying some different things to help him get a little more sensitive to it. He is still very green, so I don't expect him to fully understand, but he is a brute! completely stubborn :) to get him into a trot sometimes I really have to use my dressage whip )even though don't want to, and ive been told to get some humane spurs. he just has a lot of trouble on the left side. I know a lot of it ahs to do with the rider, so i am trying to be more aware of what my body is doing to send the signal to him. ALTHOUGH yesterday, after pushing him into the trot several times by close to the end of the session, he was following the circle pretty well and not cutting im, so it's really just time i suppose.