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..