Lily Powell Hunter | 20 Questions | 14 Answers

How do I know if my horse is right or left handed?

How do I know if my horse is right or left handed?
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It depends on which side is lighter
When you're trotting try doing a sitting trot with your eyes closed and then a rising trot. The horse will put you on whatever posting diagonal they are most comfortable with.
Ask to canter, see what lead he/she picks up naturally
which ever side they feel more comfortable and confident on
Whichever side is his/her best or strongest side
If he/she have trouble with picking up her canter one way that not her best way. Then the other one is her/he best way
Hello Lily,
Usually, you feel it when your horse has a hand where he feels better. He is more flexible on one side, is more comfortable, ...
it depends on which side is lighter
If you put them in a round pen and send them out like you are gonna lunge them which even direction they wanna go first is there dominant side.
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