HQ magazine|June/July 2020
In these scenarios you must always lead from the left-hand side. To lead correctly you need to stay level with the horse’s shoulder and focus on where you want to go, to help keep the horse as straight as possible. Put your right hand towards the top of the rope or reins near the head, but leave a little slack (around 30cm), otherwise you risk restricting and thereby affecting the horse’s movement. Your left hand should be on the end of the rein or lead rope so that there is very little left loose to dangle that could pose a tripping hazard for you or the horse.
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