Turning Horses – Hand Position

Hand Position when turning a horse (Yes, it has a fat neck, shush.)

Requirements for turning effectively:

  • Asking for an inside bend
    • from the elbow
  • Continued contact with both hands
  • Inside shoulder should be back

Things that will hamper the turn:

  • Crossing the horse’s neck with the outside rein
  • Twisting of the rider’s torso
  • The rider leaning inwards (or anywhere really, sit up straight!)


Legs are not covered here. Not yet.