It is unbelievable what little things affect riding.
As “normal” leisure riders we do NOT spend so much time on the horse, but in the household, in the car or in the office. Isn’t it great to practice away from the horse without riding and then get better communication with the horse? We expect our horse to be equally good on the left and right. That should also be our goal for the riders. The feeling has to be learned and practiced “just become aware”