Thanks. I have noticed (and my trainer has said as well) that Fly is much more responsive when I tickle the reins. I don't have to tickle nearly as much or as strong as before.With my Arab, to bring his attention back to me if something is on the right that he wants to fixate on, I tickle the left rein and use left leg to side pass him into the object on the right he is worried about. And of course if an object on the left is causing him issues, I use right rein/right leg.
When they are trained well to your leg/rein aids, it is amazing how the horse will listen to you versus being worried about outside stimuli. Those seemingly useless 20 meter circles are done for a reason....lolol
Good job on staying with Fly!
Now I see the reason for doing 20m circles.