- The rider puts more weight on the inside seat bone, to take pressure away from the stretched outer back muscles.
- The inside seat bone points down to where the horse should step with his inside hind leg.
- The riders centre and point of weight is deep in the rider’s pelvis, pointing on the circle, like a compass giving direction to the movement to prevent the horse from turning to the inside.
- The rider keeps his shoulders parallel to the shoulders of the horse, and his hips parallel to the hips of the horse.
- The outer rein lies against the neck.
- The inside leg of the rider is on the girth, asks the lateral bending of the horse and gives a little aid the moment the inside hind leg steps forward to make it step under the weight.
- The inside rein is away from the neck and asks the bending of the neck.
- The outside leg of the rider is behind the girth, maintains the lateral bending and prevents the hindquarter to fall out.
Make the circle bigger
By making the circle bigger, the horse learns to understand and combine the inside rein and inside leg of the rider.
Make the circle smaller
Then the horse learns to understand outside rein and outside leg by making the circle smaller.
Changing the lead through the circle
When the horse allows the outside aids to make the circle smaller, the horse can be asked to change the lead through the centre of the circle.