Troubleshooting: Getting Your Horse In Front Of Your Leg
Getting And Keeping The Dull Horse In Front Of Your Leg
Is your horse dull to your leg? Are you constantly nagging your horse with your spur? Are there worn patches on your horse’s side from heels that are constantly asking for forward momentum? Bernie has the solution.
Running Time: 15 minutes and 8 seconds
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I am curious as to why you would do this exercise using the “cluck” instead of your leg? I was taught this exercise some 40 years ago, but never with the cluck.My interpretation of the exercise, was to get your horse in front of your leg, and light to your leg. Have I been doing it wrong all these years?
Thak you for your question. We forwarded it to Geoff and here is his response…
With a touch of a misunderstanding, combined with an effort to be concise I should elaborate on my answer and try to be more clear. I made an assumption that the rider had already tried leg and did not get an appropriate response. If that assumption is correct then my next step would be to go to the cluck and the stick together. The reason I use the cluck and the stick together is to make sure that the horse will respond to my cluck. I would not want to have to rely on actually having to use my stick continually. Additionally, if I have a horse that responds automatically to either my leg or my cluck I am still in a position to have two hands on the reins. I hope that clarifies a bit.