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flying lead changes

  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello :) So my new boy Maverick (I've had him since September 2012 but rode him occasionally before that) is 6 years old and still quite inexperienced. However, we've been getting along GREAT! He's a SUPER fast learner and although he HATES pressure, he loves to learn as much as he can! We...
  2. Horse Training
    The most recent horse I've been working with is a 10 year old, Quarter Horse gelding that's approximately 16.3. Almost every time he goes over a jump, he lands with the correct lead in his front legs and the incorrect lead in his hind legs. No matter what direction you're going, 99.9% of the...
  3. Horse Training
    Does anyone know of any good exercises or a good way to help teach flying lead changes? I'm leasing a young thoroughbred mare this year but she still needs quite a bit of work on them. She gets them sometimes, but often misses her hind end. I'd love to be able to take her to a hunter show at...
  4. English Riding
    I have been taught a few different ways to ask for a lead change, and I'm wondering what the majority of people do? I'm also curious if it varies from dicipline to dicipline as well. I have heard many hunter trainers tell me to hold my outside rein and push with my inside leg, but i recently...
  5. Horse Training
    Ok so I have a paint mare she is 18 and I have been trying to 2 years now to get flying lead changes she will get them for about a month and them all of a sudden stop! I tried to only do one each direction only once a week. So I don't think she is tired of them. She also just turns and...
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