Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but also bringing both of your hands more to the outside will help to support the shoulders, and compliment more inside leg.. causing the horse not to "motorcycle" or lean or "fall in" around bends.. right?
I'm not positive, Sky.
When I started working on bend my instructor made me "open" the inside hand more (kinda perpendicular to horse, not towards me) in addition to the strong inside leg to help her understand what I'm asking. But we did it just one lesson. After that I keep them in normal position close to the withers, not moving either of them outside. It's all about strong outside aids/strong inside leg for my horses that makes the difference.