simples and flying lead changes

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

simples and flying lead changes

This is a discussion on simples and flying lead changes within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-03-2013, 07:10 PM
    simples and flying lead changes

    My horse picks up the right leads when asked but wen I try to do my simple lead change he'll just pick up the same lead again. I don't know why he does that because actually going around the arena he picks up the right leads, he just wot change his leads when I ask for a simple. Any advice on fixing that?
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Sponsored Links
        07-03-2013, 08:00 PM
    Chances are you aren't shifting your weight enough or changing his(?) bend. When you canter yo have a certain way of getting your horse on the correct lead. You want to duplicate this when asking for the opposite lead form the simple change. If you can't get it on the diagonal or straightaway, work the change in the corner. Canter across the diagonal, come down to a trot three or four steps prior to the corner, lift your inside hand slightly to lift that, now new, inside shoulder and shift your weight slightly to the outside, change the bend and ask for the new lead in the corner. It helps gives the horse a visual clue as to which lead he/she needs. Once you have that down and are pretty confident in how you ask for the lead and the correct position, try the change in the center across the diagonal. Simple changes aren't as easy to do as people think and a horse who is unbalanced won't get the change. The important part is to set it up...horses just learning a simple change may need nine or ten trot strides to balance in preparation for the switch.
        07-03-2013, 08:35 PM
    Thank you!
    Posted via Mobile Device

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    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

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Flying Lead Changes Cheyennes mom Horse Riding 6 01-08-2013 02:14 AM
    Flying lead changes MangoRoX87 Western Riding 3 09-08-2012 02:02 PM
    Flying lead changes:p wannahorse22 Draft Horses 3 07-19-2011 11:10 AM
    Flying lead changes !! Unwoven Horse Training 0 03-06-2010 10:09 AM
    Flying Lead Changes? Jacksonlover English Riding 7 12-11-2008 04:53 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0