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Demystifying The Inside Leg To Outside Rein

Demystifying Inside Leg To Outside Rein

Submitted by member: ellie7

Everywhere I go I keep hearing “inside leg to outside rein” from so many trainers, especially in the corners. It’s confusing to me because I don’t understand how I would bend or shape my horse correctly on the turns (especially in his neck) if I’m not using my other aids.

Answer by Bernie

Believe me, I understand your confusion. It has become a misunderstood epidemic of a statement in America. And you are right, everyone is saying it and very few understand it. Don’t be trapped by dogma—living with the results of other peoples thinking.

The answer to your question is quite in-depth and involved, so I feel it best to answer via the video presented below. I hope my video topic, Demystifying the Inside Leg to Outside Rein, clarifies how we make use of both our hands and legs in and out of the show ring and solves the mystery of “inside leg to outside rein.”

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