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Making Smooth, Accurate Turns

What does a torch and your tummy button got to do with riding perfect turns every time?

Do you ever find that you overshoot turns when you're riding, or turn too soon and find yourself wobbling up that centre line?

Often, it's because your horse isn't turning as one unit, so either drifts through the shoulder, or steps sideways towards the turn, rather than round it.  A supple horse will turn better, but even then, if we're not balanced and in the right place, it makes it harder for the horse. 

There are many ways of thinking about riding turns, but one of my favourites is to imagine that you have a torch attached to your tummy button; simply shine your torch round the corner where you want to go.  By doing this, you'll notice your hands work as a team to support the horse's shoulder and your seat and legs will help balance the horse's body and quarters resulting in an accurate turn to wow any judge.

Try it out next time you ride and let us know how you get on!

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