Help with my horse - doesn't listen well to leg signals
This is Masterpiece. :)
Hello! I have a black tobiano Tennessee walker gelding named Masterpiece who I love so much. He's a good horse, but there's one thing I would like to teach him - how to listen better to leg commands. We do beginner dressage. And well, Masterpiece has a habit of either ignoring my legs aids just reluctantly going in the direction I'm trying to tell him to go.
I don't want to keep using so much rein when telling him to turn or trying to get him to move over. Is there a way I can train him to listen a bit better? I would prefer not to use spurs, because I have never used them before and I don't want to hurt him by using them incorrectly. I do use a crop while riding but that doesn't help him to go in the right direction.
Any suggestions? Thanks!