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post #1 of 5 Old 01-25-2011, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Flying changes.

I have figured out Lola can do flying changes =D But I don't know how to do them =/ Someone else was riding her when she was doing them..I got really excited knowing she could do it =P I am guessing it would take a while to teach a horse to change leads...So can any help me to do it?

I have been looking on youtube etc and I cannot find good videos that actually explain how to do it..

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-25-2011, 06:10 PM
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All horses are capable of flying lead changes but if your horse already knows how to do them on command....

1. Can you ask the other person who was riding her what que she used to get the horse to lead change?
Usually it's as simple as shifting your weight, a light tap on a cretin side or a movement of the rein, it just depends one how she was trained .
2. You also should look into some dressage riding to learn more... she may be trained in dressage. If she is it would be good for both of you to train in dressage a little. the disyplin of dressage can be very helpful to horse and rider no matter what you choose to do together (i.e. barrels, jumps, etc.)

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I am wanting to do some dressage things with her to make her more supple and flexible etc. She can be very stiff especially when turning into jumps...

I will ask how they did it. She seemed to do it herself at one stage because he did not notice she was on the wrong leg and she change at the corner.

So I am gonna see if she does it herself tomorrow..How can I get her to canter on the wrong leg?
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I know your gonna ask her previous owner what her set of cues were,but heres an example How I have cued horses for flying lead changes:Now lets just say I want to cue the right lead.I would turn my shoulders to the right and bring my left leg behind the girth and vice versa for asking for the left lead.Dunno if that helps at all :P I have never done dressage,but most of my horses I have had in the past personally have been trained to do flying changes.It's also very hard for me to explain stuff like this through text,I'm much better in person XD

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I am wanting to do some dressage things with her to make her more supple and flexible etc. She can be very stiff especially when turning into jumps...
Sounds to me like you need to do more basic level training on this horse before asking for flying changes from a dressage perspective.

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I will ask how they did it. She seemed to do it herself at one stage because he did not notice she was on the wrong leg and she change at the corner.

So I am gonna see if she does it herself tomorrow..How can I get her to canter on the wrong leg?
This very statement tells me that the other person didn't know how to ask and the horse probably did it spontaneously and for all we know may have done it wrong (cross cantered).

I suggest you get a proper instructor that will take you back to the basics.
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