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        06-06-2008, 10:02 PM
    Best Side

    Does your horse have a "best side"? Jubilee's is going left. To the right she feels somewhat uneven and ducks in a bit on circles. I've been trying to work her more on her bad side than her good side, to get her evened up. Have any suggestions? Is there a reason for a better side, or do most horses just like one side better?
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        06-06-2008, 11:11 PM
    It is VERY common for horses to have a "better side" - Maia's is also to the left.
        06-06-2008, 11:31 PM
    Lexi's is also to the left! ;)
        06-07-2008, 12:34 AM
    Both my horses go better left.

    It's my better side too...
        06-07-2008, 12:46 AM
    Shads best side is left. I find most horses best sides are left.
        06-07-2008, 10:30 AM
    Wow, I did not know that most horses liked the left better! :P
        06-07-2008, 10:55 AM
    My horse likes the right better. And he's an ex racehorse. Go figure
    I guess its because he doesn't really like running
    He's so odd
        06-08-2008, 06:54 PM
    Yep, my Tb's better side was to the right as well; she never raced though.
        06-08-2008, 11:28 PM
    All of my horses do better going left. I have always thought that I may have something to do with this.
        06-09-2008, 12:29 AM
    I just remembered that at a clinic I went to last year I was told that if your dominant hand was right, then your stronger leg was left & if your stronger hand is left, then your stronger leg is right. This may have something to do with this topic.

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