Starting to Teach the Spin with a Young Horse
7.30 minutes – In this video John rides a young horse and explains the first steps of teaching a spin. He explains how working through a pattern with repetition gains the horses confidence in the exercise. He looks for rhythm in the horse’s feet and he explains how he wants to keep that rhythm when he goes from the small circle into the turn and then back out into the small circle. John doesn’t want her to stop before going into the spin so she doesn’t get weight on the front feet which could cause a bottle spin of the back end. Through repetition of the exercise she will start to gain confidence in where to put her front feet and weight in the spin.