Lesson with John: Respecting the Outside Aids in a Small Walk Circle into a Spin
7.21 minutes – In this video John talks a student through getting her horse forward off her legs in a small walk circle to prepare him to spin. John explains how to teach the horse to be more respectful of her legs and to respect the outside aids. This exercise is a reflection of how a horse would steer on a big circle. John explains how she will have the same steering issues on a bigger circle but because this exercise is a lot slower it will be easier to address the problem. If you slow it down and work through the steering problem at a slower speed it will then help the horse understand it at a faster speed.