Originally Posted by EventingIsLovee
The first video is extremely dark so I didn't watch much of it, but in the canter, your horse is counter bending a lot. I don't know if you're purposely doing that, but if not, you should try and get him to bend more to the inside. He looks like he has a lot of potential if you keep training him!
Here's my excuse for the counter bending:
One, I was being kind of lazy, my reins were long and I wasn't really putting much effort into his bend.
And he arrived at this barn only about, 2 or 3 months ago, when the weather was nice and I would always ride him outside.
Well now I HAVE to ride him inside and he's not so used to the indoor ring, he always tenses up and counter bends in that corner going to the right, I can to an extent grab his attention, but I can never fully relax him or get his looking completely in in that corner, not yet.
But on nights like tonight I ride him in circles non stop through the corners at all gates to take out the anxiety, get him used to it. When I'm on the ground I make him stand in the corner and feed him cookies.
He used to not even go near the corner, so he's getting better but he still has anxiety about it though.
But thanks for the comment, I see him with a lot of potential too