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Whether for show or pleasure, your horse should respond to subtle leg aids. He should correctly sidepass and yield for forehand and haunch turns, no matter whether you are leading or mounted. These movements are essential to control your horse’s body… and could make a huge difference in a dangerous situation.
Training your horse to yield to leg aids allows you to move close to or to avoid obstacles and maneuver within them. When your horse is sensitive to your commands, it makes it easy for you to open that gate or move around a tree.