I have a problem with leaning, I am way to far forwards, I’m almost on my horses neck, how do I sit back more and maintain that?
Some of your problem could be your stirrups too long, your reins too short. This can make you sit forward. Another problem could be tension through your shoulders. Try having a lunge lesson with out stirrups, and on loose reins, will help with your core strength and teach you to balance through your buttocks. Try singing to yourself as your going around will help you relax in the saddle. Sometimes we over think which can cause tension through our shoulders and spine.
My horse has a hard time getting the right lead canter. She just speed trots and won't pick up the right lead. Why and how can I fix this?
We had a mare that had the same problem. Checked for physical problems first all was fine. With a lot of patience and repetition we got there. Always start with a collective trot and on a 20m circle. If she broke on the wrong leg, straight back to trot, as soon as she got the right leg move her forward into an medium canter large all the way around the school and giving her a good pat to reward the correct lead. This took time but she figured it out. 97% of the time now she will go on the right lead, and if she’s wrong she is easterly corrected. There was no physical problem it was just habbit from only being asked to canter in open fields and always going on her favorite lead.
My horse bucks and gallops on a lunge line when lunging, but when he free lunges he isn't as bad. I want to start lunging with aids, but is it safe to free lunge with aids. Any advices?
My old boy would buck and leap and do impressions of a kite for the first 10 mins on both reins. Once settled I could then safely put side reins on. Would get him relaxed before putting any lunge aids on.