Originally Posted by Hailey1203
Thanks the box idea sounds great! I hate leg yeilding, but if it help, ill work on it!
Leg yielding is a fabulous start to getting your horse to work properly on the flat for the goal of jumping better. Your goal is to get your horse to working off his haunch and engage his hind end. That will REALLY help his jumping. How do you that without lateral work? Truth is, you really can't. Leg yielding, shoulder in, haunches in, turns on the forehand/haunch are excellent exercises to get your horse moving well, increase fitness, increase rideability, improve communication, let you understand how to truley feel a horse working underneath you, etc. Some people may call this "dressage". I just think of it as "good flatwork". IMO, these exercises are very difficult to do well and understand without a good trainer who knows how to teach them.