Preview: Lead Changes With Jake Gorrell

Jake explains what causes horses to kick out on their lead changes and he shows you what exercises help prevent this from happening.

  • Part 1  Jake explains what causes horses to kick out on the lead change and how to fix it. He explains how the counter canter can help lead changes and it’s important to find out what the horse is kicking out at! Is it your leg that is setting up for the lead change, is it your change leg or is the horse anticipating.

  • Part 2    Jake helps another clinic participant whose horse is kicking out at lead change but it’s not from the leg cues! This horse Jake works out is just anticipating the lead change, and he demonstrates how getting the horse to walk a lead change will help solve this issue. He also explains how setting up for a lead change but not asking for the change is another great way to prevent anticipation.