When a horse on a longe line bends heav­ily to the out­side, he is think­ing away from the han­dler. Or wish­ing he could leave al­to­gether.

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only have more trou­ble at faster gaits.

I re­cently had a stu­dent at one of our James Creek Ranch Horse­man­ship Camps who was deal­ing with a sim­i­lar is­sue. Her name is Lau­ren and she had brought her 7-year-old Friesian, Dante. Lau­ren does dres­sage with Dante and has been very suc­cess­ful at shows, but she had had some chal­lenges at home, es­pe­cially do­ing cir­cles at the can­ter on the longe line. Dante would lean out on the cir­cle and end up drag­ging Lau­ren from the cen­ter.

When a horse on a longe line bends heav­ily to the out­side, he is think­ing

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