I don’t think as riders we give enough thought when it comes to corners. It is one of the first areas I tackle when taking on a new combination, either as a rider training a new horse or as a trainer taking on a rider and horse combination.
If you ride a corner correctly it will give you not only more time and space but it will make your horse lighter, more engaged and improve suppleness. Yes, all this plus much more just from riding corners properly and guess what, there are normally four in an arena so think of how much this could impact the quality of your sessions.
While I am not saying in the early stages that riding corners is easy once established it will become second nature and you will never look back.