Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pickering, Ontario
don't give up, but what everyone is trying to say the best thing is to contact the old owner or ask a trainer for help.
I am lucky that where I do lessons my trainer has different horses that I ride all have shown and won money but I have yet to find a horse that spins the same way as another one. The best thing is they were all trained by the same trainer.
Some horses you have to apply both legs and neck rein then open up your inside leg a quarter in. Another horse I had to apply only inside leg back and neck rein then open up the inside leg. Another horse only need to open the leg and neck rein. Another horse its outside leg on outside rein back, inside rein up. Other horses do better if you create small circles and keep going until they step into the spin, but if doing this it could be different aids needed then from a stand still. And if the horse has shown reining you might use different aids at home schooling then at a show.
I also know my trainer can get on the gelding I am riding a successful show horse and he can ask one way, the horse knows the trainer is on him. I can get on him and ask the same way and he wont do it,I have to ask differently. But when I run him in a pattern he is totally different.
So please don't get upset or give up, just realize that there is no one correct answer to tell you how to spin.