Unbalanced horse????? Help!
Hi, I am new here but need some help!! I bought my first horse about 2 months ago. She is a 6 year old arabian. She was bred for racing and broke out at 3 to race, but got a splint at 3 and was sent to a farm to be trained to be an everyday horse. She has little training, but rideable. I was told by a friend that she seems to be unbalanced. She is fine at the walk, stays on the rail,etc. But when cued to jog she points her head toward the rail, tosses her head and, despite my leg and rein cues, heads straight across the arena as in she is completly confused. Also, I struggle to get her into a canter. Since I am an advanced beginner, I havent loped her since I am still learning myself, however she is very hesitent to canter even on a lungeline. It takes alot of kissing and pushing to get one complete circle at the lope!!!
HELP!! I bought her as a project, I wanted the satisfaction of making my horse, but I need advice! The trainer where I board her can help, but I would like to do as much by myself first.