Very important. One of the first things i do is make sure my horse is in front of my leg and straight!
Hello. When you are training it's important to get a nice rythem from the beginning. Get the horse forward.
We are going to get the horse as relaxed as possible, just give the horse a nice trot around, sitting still as you can, stay in balanced with the horse, ride as quietly as possible, lots of changes of direction, lots of transations.
Canter with rythem and leading the horse. If he falls from balance I put him black in the gear that I want him in, and everytime is in that gear I soft it again.
Lots of transations very very simple: back to walk, ask to trot, if he doesn't listen to my legs, I give him a touch with spurs or a wipe. Been consistent. You touch and go.