Equitation Tips – How to tell if you are on the correct lead

Equitation Tips – How to tell if you are on the correct lead


hi there this question comes in from a
loyal youtube fan misty Thank You misty for sending in this question and this is
a one minute tip on how to tell if you’re in the correct lien or not so
let’s get started hi there my name is Laura and welcome to
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you don’t miss any new videos coming I can ask this a lot and YouTube fan misty
Thank You misty asked this question as well and if you have a question send it
in and we’ll get it answered for you how can you tell if you’re on the correct
lead I’m gonna only spend a minute on this because I did cover it off before
and you can take a look at this video right here where I kind of explain how
the horse moves its legs at the counter but how do you tell when you’re on the
horse whether you’re on the right lead or not on the correct lead or the right
leader the left leader right so in one minute I’m gonna give
you some one minute tips to tell you and it tell if you’re on the correct lead or
not so let’s when your horse canners there
are three distinct beats the first beat is number one outside hind leg outside
hind leg is the first beat at the quatre second beat of the counter is the inside
hind and outside four leg together that’s beat two then the third beat is
the leading leg and that’s the inside four leg outside high and inside hind
and outside four together inside four is the leading leg the leading leg when
you’re watching a horse canter going by the leading leg reaches more forward
than the other leg how do you tell there’s two ways you can tell number one
is watching the horses shoulder seeing which shoulder is moving more forward
but the best way to tell number 2 is to feel it with your seat up here on the
left lead your left seat bone will reach more forward and swing more forward but
whatever you do don’t lean over the side trying to see the lead that’s a real big
mistake don’t don’t wreck your position by trying to look for the lead teach
yourself down by it’s down keeping your body as straight as possible looking
down to see what shoulders moving and ultimately you’d like to be able to feel
the horse when it moves its body and you can but you feel that with your seat now
does that kind of make sense I think I explained it in one minute I mean here’s
how I tell think of the seat of your saddle like a face of a clock so the
pommel of the saddle is 12 o’clock you’re right strip is 3 o’clock the
cantle of the saddle is 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock is your left hand stirrup
so when you can turn on the right lead your right seat bone will be at the 2
o’clock position the 2 o’clock position so your right seat bone will between
will be between the pommel and your right leg and your left seat bone will
be at the seminal o’clock position which would be between the cantle and your
left leg so your seat bones will be at a diagonal in the saddle let’s upon your
right weight on the left lead your left seat bone will be more forward and get
the 10 o’clock position and your right seat bone will be at both the 5 o’clock
position so that’s how I tell if I’m on the correct weight or not which later on
if I’m on the right lead my right seat bone will be more forward if I’m on the
Left leave my left seat bone will be more forward my name is Laura and if
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coming up your horse can use this stuff thanks now bye

One thought on “Equitation Tips – How to tell if you are on the correct lead

  1. This is great. Really need these tips. I never thought of my seat as a clock, that is AWESOME. I will 100% try this Thursday. I actually have a video of me riding, but it's bad quality and I look like a sack of potatoes. I have been riding in a western saddle for 2 months with my trainer and she said I can ride in a English saddle from now on☺️☺️. I'll send the video, please do not use sound… and it's bad quality …

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