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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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When I do a Shoulder In, I start out on a short side of the arena, come into the corner and just as I start along the long side of the arena, I act like I am going to do a 10 meter circle.

So I bend my horses ribs around my inside leg, and just as my horse starts to move in the "circle" he thinks I am asking him to do - I then ask for the movement down the long side of the arena.

I open up my outside leg, and my outside rein and ask for him to cross over with his front feet.

The hind feet or the rump, shouldn't change.

Here is a great video:

SmartMuscle Mass from SmartPak Equine
 

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AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! I just noticed that for some reason, my laptop didn't copy the Youtube link.......instead I noticed I pasted a link I coppied hours ago......from smartpak. *smacks forhead*

Here is the Youtube Video:

 
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