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TheHorseProblem
Feb. 23, 2011, 02:21 PM
Greetings from the dressage world!

I have a 7 year old OTTB who is now learning how to be a dressage horse. My trainer is teaching him lead changes, so it got me wondering if racehorses are taught to swap leads on command and if so, how does the rider ask for it?

His sire was Surachai, a sprinter by Seattle Slew, and dam was by Sharp Victor.

Thanks!

Xctrygirl
Feb. 23, 2011, 02:52 PM
See this prior thread:

http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=257152&highlight=Lead+Changes

~Emily

TheHorseProblem
Feb. 23, 2011, 04:41 PM
Thanks so much. Very enlightening.