Horses - Behavior Issues, Breaking and Training/leaning while trotting in circle
Expert: Bobby Passons - 2/14/2013
Question hello sir, while trotting the horse in a circle, do i need to lean to the inside of the circle so that my horse would trot easily? if i am wrong, please correct me.
Answer No. Do not lean either way when riding at any gait. Leaning to the inside of a trot will cause the horse to drop it's shoulder and the horse will be off balance. Always sit straight in the saddle. If you were carrying someone piggyback (on your shoulders) and they leaned one way or the other, think how unbalanced you would be on your feet.
I can answer questions concerning horse training, foundation work, colt starting, western riding, rider confidence and problematic horses.
20 years in horse training. Starting colts, problematic horses, rider confidence and Western riding. I have specialized in training good/safe trail horses. Shown in western pleasure, halter and trail classes. I worked in West Texas gathering wild cattle.
Organizations AQHA, APHA, NREMT
Education/Credentials degree in prehospital medicine.