My trainer gave my working first level horse a schooling ride last week. She did lots of bending, counter canter, half passes at trot and canter in a very demanding way. She also worked a couple of changes which involved some rough handling. I rode him yesterday and he seemed very edgy.
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I’m having difficulty in my leg yield execution. My horse is rushing over and runs through my outside rein. My trainer is telling me to open the outside rein away from his neck and with half halts, let him lead slightly with his shoulders and KICK him over. This makes him rush. I half halt outside but he braces. I thought the recipe for LY was head slightly turned away from the direction of travel but body essentially staying in line. It didn’t go well and my horse was not happy. I was confused.
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