How to engage the hind leg - Leg yield on a straight line

This progresses on from Leg Yield on a circle

This increases strength from behind and continues to work on suppleness

Your horse must accept your outside rein as this controls the shoulders

Ride on the ¾ line to the outside track

Once you can do that you can then ride from the centre line, go straight for a few steps, then leg yield then repeat.

As your horse progresses ride all the way from the centre line to the letter you are riding to.

Do not go too sideways, this will make it difficult and the horse will become tense.

If your horse becomes tense go straight for a couple of strides or do a transition or turn a circle

Your horse should refocus, relax and continue..