Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
Turning tight at any speed collected is hard for a horse that doesn't know how.
Use a single barrel for this...
So when trotting around it go as small as you can UNTIL he starts falling apart...then move back out to where he is comfortable and relaxed again. It takes time but just slowly you will get your circle smaller and he will remain relaxed, engaged, and rounded while doing it. Same with loping, if you have to make a big circle do it until he is comfortable then slowly make it smaller until he is comfortable, relaxed, ect. But like I said...it doesn't happen over night and takes work.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.