Name: Whitney Whitacre
Name of Article: Lateral Flexion, Working Trot, Spurs
Briefly summarize the article:
This article focuses on getting correctly cueing for lateral flexion at the walk, and direct bend at
With patience and
reassurance, you can
help horses who hate to
By noun Professional
Horseman Brent Graef
Photos by Holly Olanahae
IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE ALWAYS GETTING CALLS
about “cinchy” horses.
There can be many reasons a horse
Rubbing a lariat rope in the saddle area gives me another thence to see if the
horse becomes worried. Notice that my hand is on his neck. offering swarm.
him. Getting the horse physically sound is the ﬁrst prior—
There was a horse this past sum
Photo 8: A worried horse might think about nipping. I'll be very aware of this and will use my elbow to black him early. It's even better if I can use a well-
ﬁmed pet to redirect his thoughts before he ever decides to nip. i’liato 9: Tighten the latlgn
Can the horse muve calmly forward with the sensation of atightened cinch?
it’s important to get him comfortahie with that feeling.
have him speed up his walk (trotting is OK, too.) (Photo
3) When he’s moving calmly, I ﬂip the loop off him. I do