How do you reiners cue your horse to pick up its lead?

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How do you reiners cue your horse to pick up its lead?

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    06-17-2010, 01:15 PM
How do you reiners cue your horse to pick up its lead?

From a stand still




And flying Change?
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    06-17-2010, 07:04 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.
    06-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Unfortunately, this is likely one of those things that you will get a different answer from each poster.
    06-18-2010, 12:23 AM
It varies by trainer/rider. Use whatever works for you, within reason.
    06-18-2010, 03:00 AM
Were you asking to hear the different methods, or because you don't know how?
    06-18-2010, 03:07 AM
Lol. I bet I could tell you the answer to that question.
    06-18-2010, 03:14 AM
Originally Posted by Eliz    
Lol. I bet I could tell you the answer to that question.
^^^ ^^^
    06-18-2010, 07:45 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.......
    06-18-2010, 12:21 PM
    06-18-2010, 10:42 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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