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thatonecrayhorsegirl:

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Lil Joe Cash (Nu Chex To Cash x RS Lilly Starlight) and Andrea Fappani winning the 2012 AQHA World Championship in Junior Reining.
He’s such a nice horse.
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Curious question: How do you train a horse to do this? If anyone knows, I’m interested.

The horse needs to know how to neck rein, that is a much with spinning, same with moving off leg pressure. It’s hard to see but Fappani has the leg on the inside of the spin completely away from the horse which tells the horse what way they’re spinning, it’s a long process to teach, but its a lot of teaching the horse to sit down and get under themselves, but once you get your horse doing that it becomes easier. I’m not a professional, and I’m going off what my old trainer and I were teaching my horse when we started this. :) But neck reining, being able to move off leg pressure and being able to get under themself are a must.

Thanks! I have been wondering for a while and it is pretty amazing how horses can do things like this on command, and people can train it!

Also curious question, HOW DO YOU NOT GET REALLY DIZZY?

The key is to teach the horse how to step over with their front legs. Unless they are crossing over the horse isn’t doing it correctly. The horse should plant  their inside hind foot and use it as a pivot. You ask the horse to collect into a position over his hindquarters and move their forequarters in either direction, leading with their shoulders- not their face! Obviously the nose should be pointed in the direction of travel but the shoulder should be the first to go there. This is done with leg and bit pressure and you don’t have to necessarily use indirect reining. Direct or indirect reining can be used to teach this maneuver.
Proper form is more important than speed. Get the form right then add speed later!