for the lead change.
When you ask the horse to lope
off from the halt to begin your fig-ure- 8, you notice a brief pinning of
the ears and feel him tighten in the
haunches as he swishes his tail. The
horse performs the moves, but adds a
swish of the tail.
Chances are you are overcueing
or miscueing your horse. He does
what you asked because he is so well
trained, but he is letting you know
that you are the one that needs to
get it right.
Often, the rider overcues (using
too much force and making the
horse feel as if he’s being punished
for no reason), uses poor timing in
the cue, or gives a conflicting signal.
The gesture can also happen when a
rider drills the same maneuver over
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