Me - that is. We worked on 20 meter circles again tonight. Right rein - no problems there. I just have to keep encouraging Riva to keep her speed consistent thru the entire circle. Went to left rein - first small circle was good . I told her 'what a good girl'...that was a mistake because the next thing I knew I was trying to turn her left and she kept plowing straight ahead. Back to work we went.
I finally starting getting what L was telling me to do when Riva avoids the turn. Drop the outside rein and pull the inside rein to my knee until Riva gives and her haunches follow thru. Once I did this - okay after half a dozen times of doing this - I got a successful circle on the left rein! Yeah!!! We kept at it on one end of the arena, then trotted down to the end where she really avoids to try it. Riva did exactly what I asked and we had some very good 20 meter circles on the left rein.
P took a little video of us warming up tonight. He said to excuse the videographer :-) Took this on his cell phone.