Originally Posted by Chess46
Can you explain Counter Arcs and Pivots better? How do I do them? I use my leg. I forgot to add that. I have used it since the beginning with him. He gives to leg pressure well now. Maybe I should use more leg instead of hands around the barrel.
hmmm... counter arcs are... well, when you pick up your horse's shoulder, they get a break in the their body. A counter arc is when a horse maintains that bend but in the opposite direction of the bend.
A pivot is just when a horse plants their pivor foot and moves around it...which will be the inside hind leg for a hindquarters pivot and the inside front leg for a pivot on the forehand.