I was riding a lovely horse today - he's 17hh but VERY lazy (I'm 5ft 1 and felt v insignificant when I was on him!). The main problem I had with him in the school was keeping the canter going and keeping him on the track when he decided to drop down unasked into trot - I don't think he even felt my leg aids at all! I like keeping a light contact normally but with him being so long in the neck I felt like I was constantly pulling his head back just to get him to listen. Are there any exercises I can do to strengthen my leg aids? I really liked riding him (despite his enormous size!), but I rode so badly today - I just couldn't get him to listen. p.s. I had my whip but would first like to improve my leg aids .