Pauline Autard Hunter | 2 Questions | 9 Answers

The horse I ride always bends to the outside while cantering and I don't know what to do! I will give him almost all of my outside reign and he still doesn't listen. Do you have any tips ?

The horse I ride always bends to the outside while cantering and I don't know what to do! I will give him almost all of my outside reign and he still doesn't listen. Do you have any tips ?
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Hello Pauline !

If your horse bends to the outside, you've too bend him on the other side, but I think it's just a temporary solution. If I was you I would like to work on inside line of the riding area to improve the straightness of your horse !

Good luck !
bend him around your inside leg at the walk, trot, and eventually canter
work on bending. you've probably worked him too much one direction because he naturally goes better that way. do circles and do a lot of shoulder in/haunches out exercises
Try doing shoulder in excersises to get the horse to understand that you are asking him to move his head to the inside. Also do some circles and make sure you can get a bend in his head and neck to the side you want.
He’s distracted. Get a eye cover like a harness horse
@socerlovr oh yeah i know what you're talking about, just didn't know the name haha thanks!
You might want to look into the fit of your saddle as well or other signs/causes of discomfort. It may be un comfortable or hurt to bend in the direction with that specific lead. If you roundpen your horse does he still exhibit the same behavior?
It's when you use a lunging surcingle (a surcingle is like a girth but it doesn't just go on the stomach it goes on the back too as a training aid) and put a lunge line through one of the rings on the inside and it's like lunging but it's making the horse flex to the inside. Talk with your trainer or look it up online I bet it sounds really confusing when I explain it 😅
@socerlovr what is sidelining?
My horse does that too I find sidelining helps and one thing you could try is putting your inside leg at the girth and your outside leg behind the girth. You could also try cantering in a round pen.
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