Riding the Horse Who Leans In or Gets “Stuck

Keeping your horse straight and moving forward is one of the most important parts of a good ride, whether you are in the arena or out on the trail. But its not as easy as it sounds… Many horses have habits of dropping their shoulder and cutting turns, getting “stuck” at the gate, or hugging the fence and rubbing a rider’s leg. This can be frustrating and annoying – possibly even dangerous if the behaviors continue to escalate. So what is the best way to correct these behaviors? How can you ride the horse in a way that keeps him straight? This week’s video is going to answer those questions.

I also listed the main points below the video as an additional reminder and reference.

To sum up my main points from the video – here is what you want to do on a horse that has issues steering and staying straight:

1. Always look where you are going. Find something very specific to look at if you are having trouble at a certain point or in a particular turn.
2. Use your seat and leg to go forward – this is very important – adding impulsion and forward drive will correct more issues than just steering with the reins.
3. When you do use your rein, use an opening rein instead of pulling straight back.
4. Feel the horse under you and correct the problem when it is just starting – a small movement off course means a small correction.

Did you like this video? Have any additional suggestions for hard-to-steer horses? Leave a comment!

email
Opt In Image
Join my Free Mini - Course
plus receive Weekly Blog Updates!

A special sequence of videos delivered to your email inbox plus weekly blog updates! Just enter your name and email below to access the course for Free.

I’d also like get more free info on riding and training, as well as the occasional promotion. Your information is safe with us, learn how we use and process data in our Privacy Policy.

Comments

  1. By Karen

    Reply

    • By Julia Burdy

      Reply

  2. Reply

  3. By Leslie

    Reply

  4. By Lorima

    Reply

    • By Callie

      Reply

  5. By Nancy

    Reply

  6. By Lynda

    Reply

    • By Callie

      Reply

  7. By Evelyn

    Reply

    • By Callie

      Reply

    • By sherri griswold

      Reply

  8. By Mary Ann

    Reply

  9. By Linda

    Reply

  10. By George

    Reply

    • By Callie

      Reply

  11. By Margaret

    Reply

  12. By Karina

    Reply

  13. By Jean

    Reply

  14. By Melissa

    Reply

  15. By Yvonne

    Reply

    • By Callie

      Reply

  16. By marilyn danson

    Reply

  17. By Cheryl

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *