Teach your horse to turn


A serious issue for many riders is to ride perfectly round circles. The natural asymmetry of the horse doesn’t make circles easy.

Most horses are bend to one side in the body, so if they are left bend, it’s difficult to turn to the right and if they are right bend, it’s difficult to turn to the left.

Instead of ‘turning’ they often choose to ‘fall’; they choose to lean on the inside shoulder or fall over the outside shoulder.

Now there’s a huge difference between ‘falling’ and ‘turning’ whilst riding on a circle and we need to prevent a horse from falling in or over his shoulders.

To do so we need to teach a horse to turn.

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Do I need a Cavesson?

Before we dive into this question, let’s speak about the use of tools in general first:

1. Benefits

The benefits of using tack, tools and equipment is, that we can enhance our ways to communicate with the horse, so we can help him the best we can in getting symmetrical in body and limbs.

Of course this is only if the tack is used correctly.

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