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.
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