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SnowCowgirl 04-21-2013 01:24 PM

"'Length bend"?
 
This article is about how to begin teaching flying lead changes. The author mentions asking for 'length bend' (I'd highlight it if I could, sorry). That's just asking for the horse to bend to the inside right? Like if I were asking her to take her left lead, I'd ask for some bend to the left?
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Tnavas 04-21-2013 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by SnowCowgirl (Post 2300121)
This article is about how to begin teaching flying lead changes. The author mentions asking for 'length bend' (I'd highlight it if I could, sorry). That's just asking for the horse to bend to the inside right? Like if I were asking her to take her left lead, I'd ask for some bend to the left?
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Never heard that expression used - do you have a link to the article?

deserthorsewoman 04-22-2013 12:05 AM

Could that be a translation from German? "Laengsbiegung" could be (badly) translated to length bending. Meaning horse has to bend through the whole body, not only head and neck. Just a guess, tho
You have "stellen" and "biegen". Turning head and neck slightly to the inside or bending the horse through the whole length of it's body.

Tnavas 04-22-2013 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman (Post 2306009)
Could that be a translation from German? "Laengsbiegung" could be (badly) translated to length bending. Meaning horse has to bend through the whole body, not only head and neck. Just a guess, tho
You have "stellen" and "biegen". Turning head and neck slightly to the inside or bending the horse through the whole length of it's body.


Sounds very plausable - yes the horse would need to be bent uniformly around the riders inside leg to help perform the change correctly


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