Author: Lynn Palm

Working In-Hand — Yielding Left

We’ve been discussing tips (and in the next part of this series) for teaching your horse three in-hand maneuvers that are extremely important for the horse’s future from beginning work under saddle to advanced training. They are the forehand turn, turn on the haunches, and yielding.

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Working In-Hand — Yielding Right

We’ve been discussing tips for teaching your horse three in-hand maneuvers that are extremely important for the horse’s future from beginning work under saddle to advanced training. They are the forehand turn, turn on the haunches, and yielding.

A “non-horsy” husband of one of my students was perplexed with the notion of teaching horses to “go sideways” as in yielding.

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Aids Communication — Turning Aids

I want to explain the importance of the turning aids and give you some exercises to practice to more effectively use them. This information may be a revelation. It will help improve your transitions and may change your riding forever!

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Training Figure 8 Pattern to Practice Bending and Turning Aids

I’m going to give you an exercise to practice that uses both the turning and bending aids.  The pattern for this exercise is what I call a “training figure 8.” It is important to understand the difference between this training pattern, as opposed to what could be called a “show ring” or “competition figure 8” pattern.

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