Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kernersville, NC
• Horses: 0
For my horse (who also has a hard time with right lead), we have had to really build up his muscles. The right is just his difficult side. In order for me to get the right lead, I have to do a couple of things (this is assuming he can physically do it).
1. sit back and evenly. I don't think leaning will do anything but put strange balance in strange places.
2. Lift with your inside hand, making sure your horse is bent to the inside CORRECTLY!
3. Bring your outside leg back.
4. This is a trick I realized worked for my guy, doesn't mean it works for everyone but maybe it will work. I squeeze twice with my inside leg, kind of like asking for him to move over, it sort of pushes him into the outside while bending him to the inside if that makes sense.
5. Then squeeze with both legs, outside leg back, inside leg in the correct place.
Always check to make sure it isn't something physical first. Then check to make sure it's not something that you are doing or how you are asking.
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