In your other post, you asked originally:
...he's really good running down the straights next to the poles, but whenever we turn right at the last pole, he slows down and doesn't turn quite as fast as he does going left. How can I teach him to go bend faster going right?? |
How is that NOT the exact same question? (Because it is.)
Creampuff showed you this link: Pole Bending Help - Horsemanship, Technique and Advice with Ken Smith
Did you look at it? Lots of information on bending and how it incorporates into the pole run.
HJracer stressed that you work on leg cues and not rely so much on your hands. Have you tried starting to work on that? Using your legs is critical to getting a nice bend from a horse. And critical for a good pole run.
The book I recommended has tons of bending exercises in it: Wayne Sandberg "19 second pole bending". Did you look for a cheap used copy of it on Amazon?
And the number one things we all stressed is to take your time and pattern your horse first. He is not going to learn to bend better to the right overnight, nor is he going to perfect any other part of the pattern in a month.
You DID ask that question and we DID give you advice. Read it carefully. After you do that, here's more resources for you. But take the time to review them before you just continue to ask the same question. No matter how much you ask and ask, your horse is not going to magically do it better on his own, as much as you may wish. You have to teach him properly. Bending and Softening Exercises for Stiff Horses
Here's even one specifically for gaited horses. Exercises at The Walk
Good training videos from Expert Village. Notice how they start everything slow and correct, taking their time.
Nice bending exercises here. Again, notice how they are going slow!!!! You can't do something galloping right off the bat. Always start new concepts at the walk.