inside leg/outside leg pressure - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 04-10-2011, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Question inside leg/outside leg pressure

Hi all! I'm a newbie. I've taken lessons in barrel racing for about a year and a half. I hope I can explain this and you can help me with some tips. I learned to leg cue so my horse moves away from pressure. So, to move the horse left, I'm getting my left leg off him and applying pressure with my right. That being said, I'm going to start riding a new horse (lease) that works the opposite. He turns into pressure, so when I put my right leg on him, he's moving right. I haven't even started and I'm already confused. Is this going to be an easy transition? Any suggestions or ideas to make the transition easier?
nanc is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 04-10-2011, 10:01 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,157
• Horses: 0
That can be difficult to train a horse that is trained to move into pressure. Hopefully someone will have some useful suggestions for you.

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 04-11-2011, 05:11 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NQ, Australia
Posts: 351
• Horses: 0
It's going to be easier for you to change than the horse to change. It just gets a bit confusing when you change from horse to horse but you do get used to it.

I had to do it with the canter aids and it didn't take long to sort it out. The wrong lead a couple of times and I remember

Only As Old As You Feel - Sometimes I Feel VERY Old
makin tracks is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Come He Won't MOVE With Leg Pressure! hunterjumpervictoryr97 Horse Training 28 01-18-2010 09:20 PM
Leg Pressure Sunny06 Horse Training 41 11-29-2009 07:10 PM
Leg Pressure; Is there a wrong way? Plains Drifter Horse Training 5 11-12-2009 10:58 AM
Pressure-Eze Girth RedHawk Horse Tack and Equipment 2 04-28-2009 11:22 PM
Leg Pressure Questions?? BLUEBEAR Horse Training 10 01-31-2009 01:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome