AS A PREPARATION to the lateral work the exercise called yielding to the leg, or leg yields, is commonly used in order to make the horse understand the effect of the rider’s leg pushing sideways. It’s a great practice for that purpose. But it’s also commonly over used. So just a kind reminder here, leg yields are used for the young horse to teach him to move away sideways from the pressure from the leg and it’s supporting rein. You find the leg yields in the Elementary tests, which is for 6 year olds ideally, and then they disappear. The leg yield is a preparation for the horse to start to work on the lateral work shoulder in, travers and half passes.
All horses done here for the day and just waiting for our lovely physio to treat us for the weekend:) Happy Friday everyone!