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AQHA 06-17-2010 12:15 PM

How do you reiners cue your horse to pick up its lead?
 
From a stand still

Walk

Jog

Lope

And flying Change?

CloudsMystique 06-17-2010 06:04 PM

I do it the same way for a stand still, walk, and jog - I just use my left spur for the right lead and my right spur for the left lead.

I'm not sure what you mean about asking for a lead from a lope.


For a flying change (assume she's going from the left lead to the right), I hold my left spur on her around the bottom of the circle and when I get to the middle I switch spurs, move her shoulder over with my left rein, and move my seat slightly to the right. She's still learning these, which is why I do so much. Eventually I'll just press my right spur into her and slightly use my left rein to tell her I want to change directions and not counter canter.

smrobs 06-17-2010 06:26 PM

Unfortunately, this is likely one of those things that you will get a different answer from each poster.

Eliz 06-17-2010 11:23 PM

^
Agreed.
It varies by trainer/rider. Use whatever works for you, within reason.

Pro 06-18-2010 02:00 AM

Were you asking to hear the different methods, or because you dont know how?

Eliz 06-18-2010 02:07 AM

^
Lol. I bet I could tell you the answer to that question.

Pro 06-18-2010 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eliz (Post 664053)
^
Lol. I bet I could tell you the answer to that question.

^^^ :lol: ^^^

franknbeans 06-18-2010 06:45 AM

My guy is in training for some reining, and I was told not to go from a jog to a lope and vice versa....along with not riding on the rail.......

Pro 06-18-2010 11:21 AM

^^why?

smrobs 06-18-2010 09:42 PM

^^ They don't want the horse to pick up the habit of trotting any strides between walk and lope. That is a major fault in a reining class. If you are wanting to know how to cue for your guys lope, I would suggest working with the trainer so that you know what cue he was taught.


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