I have been doing alot of walking and trotting trying to really empasize on movements, stride, transitions, etc. but I don't think he is truly balanced either. I know most of the problem is me still learning his movements but is there other things I can do to help him figure out where his feet are and how to stay balanced.
I have been focusing on him walking and troting over ground poles
Going in and out of standing poles( like pole bending but at walk and trot) for flexibilty
Stopping with light contact on bit and mostly seat (he is getting great at this :))
I have him walk over tarps still nervous but will do it
I am starting to try side stepping and that's where I really notice he has hardly any idea where his feet are and his balance.
I have done more then this just don't want to list them all...
I have done all of these in saddle after he was mastering them on ground. Still working on the ground for side steps right now.
But what else can I do to make him more balanced and realize where his feet are.