Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
I have an unorthodox solution, but it takes your car and a big, empty parking lot. Try these exercises driving. Make your "walk", "trot" and your "canter" the same speed, under 5 mph. Practice starting smoothly and braking so that your car's front bumper doesn't dip at all. We who trailer a lot drive our rigs like this, too.
It think your coach wants you to feel the movements. Your horse can move sideways and spin, but your car MUST have forward momentum to move anywhere. Your horse should have forward momentum, too, but we call THAT impulsion. You can easily translate the feeling to your riding.