Transitions are great. Circles are great.
I'm assuming "facing" means collecting her head?
Making a great pleasure horse doesn't come quickly. You may have to hold and release her head quite a lot before she understands where it's supposed to be on a loose rein. Circling her will help this. I like the full-cheek, that's what I train babies in.
You'll want to learn how to side-pass and leg-yield at the walk, then the jog. Leg-yields are essential for getting the canter to slow down later on. Then transitions from the leg yield... backing her up and loping off... Flexing her head... there's a whole lot that goes into this business and it takes about a year to train a pretty good pleasure horse.
EDIT: End goal for leg-yields from a horse-show perspective where you can't circle or stop: Horse speeds up on the rail at the lope. Leg-yield at the lope on the rail. Horse collects himself and slows down. Back to straight.
Last edited by oh vair oh; 03-29-2012 at 03:43 PM.