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Les Vogt talks about training a horse for Lead changes. Sample from over 6 hours of video in Les Vogt’s Cowhorse U Manuevers Level Program – for more info go to www.LesVogt.com. Great advice for reining training or horse training of any kind.
Les has won 15 World Championships in Reining and Reined Cowhorse events and is a NRCHA Hall of Fame member.

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25 Responses to Horse Training – Intro to Lead Changes

  1. Anonymous says:

    my trainer always says when i ride to always have a positive attitude and positive body postures and an open mind aswell as trust and with these riding should be easy breezy 😀 when i ridem, to make the horse do something that you want that is different to the horse even the slightest correction from the horse deserves a praise:) but overall this iss some good stuff:)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Would you go about this any differently for a gaited horse than for a quarter/stock type? My mare seems to favor the right lead over the left. She’ll pick up both leads if i ask but i have to emphasis my que more when asking for the left lead. Any suggestions on how to correct that? She also wants to run into the canter (espically on the left lead) i’ve been told to just keep running her into it and eventually she’ll stop, but all it’s done is make her worse. Any suggestions?

  3. Anonymous says:

    @Gail419 It is a riding fault, it is more secure to put the whole foot in but not proper, and if you did this exercising tb’s you take a god chance of getting hung up if you were to get spun on and dumped. plus you cant properly put your heal down. to ride balanced.

  4. Anonymous says:

    very awesome video!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wow…this video has helped me more than any other training video! I now feel like I can get my horse in her correct lead. It makes so much sense, can’t wait to try this on my 4 yr old green mare.

  6. Anonymous says:

    @scoohey I have had this same question before and I don’t know either. However I have noticed that all men that ride reining all ride with their feet all the way up like that. And I have never seen a woman that hasn’t either but I have noticed that the woman’s feet aren’t quite all the way in compared to the mans. This needs some looking into!

  7. Anonymous says:

    @scoohey I have had this same question before and I don’t know either. However I have noticed that all men that ride reining all ride with their feet all the way up like that. And I have never seen a woman that hasn’t either but I have noticed that the womans feet aren’t quite all the way in compared to the mans. This needs some looking into!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I just tried this method with my Thoroughbred jumper with great success. He changes from left to right very consistently but right to left has been a problem for a while. I followed your instructions and practiced first at the walk and the trot, and when I moved up to canter, he changed cleanly and without diving on his forehand and galloping off. Thank you for posting this video!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just prefer to ride that way. Gives me more security that my stirrup will stay put working cattle.

  10. Anonymous says:

    @Equinista why is your foot all the way in the stirrup

  11. Anonymous says:

    why is your foot all the way in the stirrup?

  12. Anonymous says:

    If you want to see a horse trained from scratch with this kind of body control, check out our Cowhorse U Foundation Level program at LesVogt.com

  13. Anonymous says:

    can you have another video all on a green horse.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Make sure that the saddle is not pinching her shoulder. Have you tried it bareback? Have you tried it from the ground? Look at those things first so that you can start to eliminate things that might be holding her back.

  15. Anonymous says:

    i have a question, my mare will NOT move her hips over for me. it doesn’t matter how long i work with her (i’ve worked more than 2hrs before) i dont think its stubornness i think shes confussed. i’ve had a professional watch me work with her and was told i was cueing correctly, how do i help her understand?

  16. Anonymous says:

    hello,i`m a brazilian trainer . very good work. thanks for this assistance.

  17. Anonymous says:

    hmEinsam heute wer ist bereit für bisl tel labern oda chat

  18. Anonymous says:

    First we are not seen a want to be trainer, Les Vogt is a Hall of Fame rider, as a teacher he is 5 stars, here he teaches potential green horse and green rider how to lead change, when pro trainers work their horses they have an endless bag of tricks from the simple to the complex, this DVD is for green rider/horse.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Can get a lot out of that. Thanks for posting.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I think you’re missing the point. Babies walk before they crawl. Well horses learn basic body control before they can properly execute a CORRECT lead change. He is slowing down to a crawl to teach people the correct body control to set the horse up for success not failure.
    I’ll agree on the bad picture.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Seems like he is too big for that horse.

  22. Anonymous says:

    These are not lead changes made easy. Lad changes ARE ONLY USED IN THE CANTER/LOPE. You don’t need to do so many steps for lead changes. And this video has terrible picture. Thumbs DOWN!

  23. Anonymous says:

    5 star Instruction- very useful info!

  24. Anonymous says:

    very interesting .

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