Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
I ride a 19 yo school horse who is well schooled in his leads, so I want to make sure that I am the one asking. This way when I move onto other horses, I know I can ask properly. The other girl also rides a lesson horse who does changes automatically, and will swap before fences, so I guess her theory would be that she wants Maddie to wait till the corner instead of thinking she needs to swap in the middle.
I wait till the corner in a show as that is what I was taught to do, as well as have seen done in the A circuit....but not so that it is clear to the horse. In a lesson, I would correct it as soon as possible, as if I was riding a jumper and not a hunter.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus