08-07-2013, 12:00 PM
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This is what I do with my horse:
When I first teach them, I start by going around a few barrels.
At each barrel, I will ask them to turn. As they begin to turn, I put my foot just slightly further back than usual and apply pressure with my heel and leg. If he does not make a curve by that, then I will slowly tip his nose in and in until he makes a move to curve. As soon as he does, I will stop and drop everything.
As he gets good like that going around the barrel, I will back off from the barrel a bit and still do this same procedure. As he gets good this way, I will back off from the barrel entirely.
I hope this helped!!!