What are the proper ques to get a well trained reining horse to spin?
We have been trying to do it, but Lena keeps stepping out instead of planting her back foot.
What my trainer told me to do, (when spinning to left) With left rein pull out to side wide, and with right rein, keep her from moving by halfhalting when she tries to step forward.
It doesnt seem to be working though, because when I halfhalt with the right rein, she tucks her neck in and bends it alot, and as I have my left rein out she walks around in a small circle instead of spinning. When she walks, I stop her, back her up, then start over again.
She can do a couple steps, but then it falls out.
I know she can do it extremely well, b/c when we tried her out, her old owner rode her, and was spinning sooooo fast and really well.
Then, I tried to spin when I was trying her out, and she didnt listen to me.
I think it might be, because she is confused as to what I am asking, b/c I am just beginning reining and don't know the proper ques to get her to spin. And Lena has to have proper ques for her to do what you want correctly.
Please give me your opinions and ideas :)