She improved our flying lead changes immediately. The trick? She said to look in the direction of our turn, like we would be making a sharp turn around a pole. Guess what happens when you turn your head and shoulders in the direction of your turn? Your weight shifts to what is going to be the new outside, and the horse changes his leads.
This was our first day clinic with Nicole.
Ashke demonstrates how incredible a horse he is.
The other thing she identified was my grabby-grabby hands. That will probably not change, but it is something I can work on in my lessons.
Working on our lateral work.
I felt like I had an epiphany with the whole “turn the head” thing. I will not be practicing lead changes every ride. We need to build the new muscle and strength, plus see if I can’t refine my technique.
Second day lead changes
They look soooo much better than even the day before.
Turn on the Haunches
He is thinking so hard
Note of importance: moving the Pixem from next to the door/wall to the opposite.corner of the ring made all the difference in the world.