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Jubilee Rose 06-06-2008 10:02 PM

Best Side
Does your horse have a "best side"? Jubilee's is going left. To the right she feels somewhat uneven and ducks in a bit on circles. I've been trying to work her more on her bad side than her good side, to get her evened up. Have any suggestions? Is there a reason for a better side, or do most horses just like one side better?

JustDressageIt 06-06-2008 11:11 PM

It is VERY common for horses to have a "better side" - Maia's is also to the left.

PoptartShop 06-06-2008 11:31 PM

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Lexi's is also to the left! ;)

Supermane 06-07-2008 12:34 AM

Both my horses go better left.

It's my better side too...

mell 06-07-2008 12:46 AM

shads best side is left. I find most horses best sides are left. :D

Jubilee Rose 06-07-2008 10:30 AM

Wow, I did not know that most horses liked the left better! :P

Kaitlan 06-07-2008 10:55 AM

my horse likes the right better. and he's an ex racehorse. go figure
i guess its because he doesn't really like running
he's so odd

JustDressageIt 06-08-2008 06:54 PM

Yep, my Tb's better side was to the right as well; she never raced though.

hunterequlover781 06-08-2008 11:28 PM

All of my horses do better going left. I have always thought that I may have something to do with this.

mell 06-09-2008 12:29 AM

I just remembered that at a clinic i went to last year i was told that if your dominant hand was right, then your stronger leg was left & if your stronger hand is left, then your stronger leg is right. This may have something to do with this topic. :shock:

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