TRAINING: Outside Rein


When riding, we are told to apply inside leg to outside rein. But what does that really mean? How do you actually apply it?


First, practice what the outside rein does. Here is what the outside rein does:

  • Higher/Lower

  • Faster/Slower

  • Bigger/Smaller

  • Longer/Shorter

  • Rounder/Flatter

So, anytime you want your horse “to do” any of the listed above, ask from your outside rein. Take the time to think about it. Then, apply the outside rein. Happy riding!