In the February '09 issue of Horse & Rider, clinician and Team H&R member Clinton Anderson demonstrates how to teach your horse to yield his hindquarters. (It's Part 2 of our do-it-yourself train-along series.) Control of your horse's hind end is key to overall control of his forward motion, plus it provides the foundation for more advanced maneuvers, such as lead changes.
Here, use our Click 'n Learn stop-action sequence to see a flying change of lead as it happens.
Press the button on the left to play the sequence automatically all the way through at a speed of your choosing, or use the individual buttons on the right to proceed one image at a time.
As you watch the sequence, observe how Clinton's subtle control of his horse's hind end makes the cueing for the change almost invisible, and the change itself--which occurs in frame #15--seamless.
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FLYING LEAD CHANGE
-- Photos by John Brasseaux