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shoulder in/out--need extra input

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I am currently working on teaching my rescued tb mare the basics of dressage. I am trying to find some tips of advice for shoulder in and out because she is doing the following:

If I am moving her towards the fence line she doesnt want to keep her hind pointing in towards the arena. I know it shouldnt be directly in.. more of a slant. She gets the basic with her shoulders but I am trying to move her hind in the right place. I have even tried tapping her with the dressage wip.. not working.

how have you tought your horse... i'm used to being on horses that already know how to do things and i can teach some things and others i dont know how to always trouble shoot. thank you for any advice
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dante, shoulder in and travers involve the exact same body position from the horse. They are just angled differently from the wall. The horse has the same degree of bend, etc...
First, tech the mare to walk trot and canter on your line, then work on your leg yields. When he mare can make it through a first level test then you should start worrying about lateral work.
 
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