I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right thread but since I ride hunt seat....
Does anyone have any exercises or patterns or anything that I can do with my gelding to help increase his balance and flexibility and his ability to move off my leg?
At the canter he tends to switch to a cross-canter (front legs on one lead, back legs on another) in the corners and to pick up the wrong lead, so I'm thinking he needs help with his balance. I have also been having trouble getting him into the corners and lately it seems like he totally ignores my leg when I am trying to get him into a corner or to move his hind end.
Overall he just seems really stiff, like he's just going through the motions and not putting any "oomph" into it.
Btw- we do hunt seat and I am starting lessons with a hunter/jumper trainer and I want to show in local hunter/jumper shows next summer.
Thanks in advance!!!! :)