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post #21 of 25 Old 07-10-2011, 10:04 PM
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It is simply a misrepresentation.
The reins are not handle bars, they should be elastic threads of connection.

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Then what about this? It is from classical dressage:

*Your inside hand is for the bend of the neck only. This hand/rein does not say turn right or turn left. It does not steer. The reins are not handle bars. It asks for bend and flexion. The rein must invite neck bend. A take and give gesture.

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post #22 of 25 Old 07-10-2011, 10:17 PM
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I think what many posters were trying to say is that initially, the horse must first understand the concept of the giving to the rein, or following the rein with his jaw/poll. So, since your ultimatel goal will be to have him giving to the inside rein to create the bend but following the support of the outside rein (against his neck) and the leg and seat aids, one must first have that foundation down of following the inside rein.

People put so much enphasis on the outside rein doing the turning, but it can only work correctly if the inside rein has already been established.

Anyway, what I meant to say is that you may not quite be at the point of using primarily the outside rein, but you are correct in your interpretation of the ideal.
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I think you are right tiny. I was understanding it as saying pull your horse through the turn with your inside rein. I know the importance of the inside rein but the turn is not accomplished without the outside, and the outside without the inside of course. Hence, my misunderstanding.

Hopefully I will have a video soon of me riding. When I rode him over the weekend though he was fantastic. I think it is more a matter of time with him finding balance and understanding what I am asking with his age.
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post #24 of 25 Old 07-10-2011, 10:52 PM
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The outside rein is the balance rein, however, it must be relinquished the same amount as you take on the inside rein, hence the expression 'riding like a bike'.




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I think you are right tiny. I was understanding it as saying pull your horse through the turn with your inside rein. I know the importance of the inside rein but the turn is not accomplished without the outside, and the outside without the inside of course. Hence, my misunderstanding. .

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post #25 of 25 Old 07-19-2011, 12:37 AM
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All too often I see people try to "relinquish" the outside rein and thereby lose the outside shoulder. They overdo it.

I find it easier to teach the "spiral" turn. The rider points her sternum in the desired direction of travel while maintaining the integrity of the core, the upper body, the shoulders and the upper arms. Even young horses can feel this and quickly learn to follow it. The rider's balance shifts ever so slightly towards the direction of travel, and the horse goes along.

I've used it with a green horse ridden by its disabled rider and it worked like a charm.

Many horses would object to the heel being put into their flank in an effort to prevent the haunches from escaping. I wouldn't try it on my mare!
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