Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
When you are riding in an arena, the leg closest to the fence or wall is the outside leg. So when the left side of the horse is against the fence/wall, its your left, and when the right side of the horse is against the wall, its your right.
Do you mean you are just riding around the middle of nowhere, and not in a ring at all? Then it doesn't matter what side you make the outside.
But if you are in a ring and riding a straight line, you still have an outside leg.
Diagonals are for the posting trot. You want to rise when your horses outside leg goes forward, and sit down when it comes back.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus
Last edited by VelvetsAB; 06-25-2011 at 05:01 PM.