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Horse Racing/asking the horse - switching the lead


hi sir. can you please teach me how can an apprentice jockey(who cannot a whip in the race) ask his stead to change its lead either from left to right or viceversa?

hi you usualy teach the horse to change leads by using your heal on command and also use your weight when you switch your body left or right. also you can use the reins on the side of the neck for left or right leads. thanks ED HESS  

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Ed Hess


Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.


Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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