Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Didn't have time to read all the responses.
If you are riding in the arena, the inside leg and hand are the ones inside the arena, outside would be at the fence, the outside edge.
To teach a horse to leg yield is actually super easy. Open your left rein wide, give a few gentle pulls while kicking, kick, kick kick until they move over.
Put up a line of cones and weave in and out of them at walk to do this. After your horse responds every time to this, then just open the rein while giving a few kicks. When he's got this. Remove the open hand and just use leg aids.
Then switch to a squeeze over a kick.
Then when you have it all the time in walk, as in trot. If not getting it in trot, add back in the open hand or the hand squeeze, as needed and work through it again. Then same again in canter.
I think it's one of the easiest things to teach a horse, most get it quickly, like in 5 mins at the walk.