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        07-13-2010, 06:52 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Trail riding help

    I would like to know how can I get my horse to turn his whole body when I ask him to. Everytime I am on a trail ride he is ramming my knees into trees.
         
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        07-13-2010, 06:59 PM
      #2
    Showing
    If you are having that problem then you need to teach him how to yield his body off your leg so that when he is too close to a tree, you can just apply leg and he will move his ribcage over. It is too complicated for me to explain how I teach a horse that but maybe someone else can explain it better than I would be able to.

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        07-13-2010, 07:59 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Basically, you need to break your horses body into four different zones - Head/neck, shoulder, ribcage, and hindquarter. Then you need to learn how to move each zone independantly using your legs, body and reins.

    Kind of hard to describe over the internet though - once you can do that, you can avoid object quite easily by moving the shoulder, or the ribcage over, or both together.
         
        07-13-2010, 08:20 PM
      #4
    Showing
    Search "teaching leg yield" on youtube.com. There is plenty of good videos on how to do it.
         
        07-15-2010, 12:19 AM
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    Foal
    Ok thanks.
         

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