Training to spin
So, i'm a working student at a stable (if any of you that don't know what that means, it just means I work for my lessons), and we're having a baby training competition that we call baby wars. Now just so you know we're not just jumping in and trying to train these horses with not experience, we're having a *whole* lot of help from our riding instructor, who is pretty much the best reiner in my area, if they had reining in the Olympics this year he was on the list to go. But anyway, so we're not wrecking these young horses, we're learning how to train them.
Anyway, I was wondering if anybody out there knows out to teach them to spin. Right now how we're doing it is walking in a spiral, kind of, until it can't get any smaller, then we try to get then to cross their fount legs over, just one of twice at first, then gradually more and more until they can to around a couple times.
But does anybody know any other ways to do it? Or can you impruve on what we're doing now?
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