Turn Around Help: Pivot Leg

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    03-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Arrow Turn Around Help: Pivot Leg

Hi Everyone,

My reiner has had about a year off prior to my purchasing him. When he turns, he pivots on his outside leg. What exercises can I do to aid him in pivoting on his inside leg again?

He is 7 years old, and his show videos show him using the correct leg, so this is just something he's picked up due to not having been in work for a while. He's been checked by a vet, so there are no lameness/soreness issues.

Thanks for the help!
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    03-06-2011, 05:39 PM
Have you tried sidepassing him into the spin?
    03-06-2011, 06:25 PM
It is most likely you and not the horse. Normally when they are turning on the out side foot it is b/c they are bent too are. This pushes their rear to the out side and causes them to pivot on the wrong foot.

Side passing works well. Big thing is to keep the horse straighter in the turn. You should only be able to see the corner of the horses eye. Trotting them into and out of the turn also works well.

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