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When asking for a lead change, your body position is just as important as your horse's. Brad Barkemeyer shows you how he shifts his body weight so his horse is able to change leads.
The ultimate goal is to be able to ride your horse comfortably one-handed. Brad Barkemeyer shares how he rides his horses with one hand by demonstrating on one of his aged reined cowhorses.
Are you running into problems in your turnaround? Brad Barkemeyer talks about having too much hip when you're asking to a spin and what problems that'll cause.
In order to have a successful lead change, your horse must be willing to move off your legs and stand up his shoulders. These lateral movements help your horse learn where to put his body so he can set up for a successful lead change.