Flying lead changes can be daunting to many of us! NRHA Futurity Champion Dell Hendricks breaks down the key principles to successful and confident lead changes.
Part 1 NRHA Futurity Champion Dell Hendricks approach to lead changes is a little different to most people. Dell feels the key to building confident lead changes begins with lead departures, explaining:
The lead change is not a lateral move it is a forward movement.
The four parts to successful lead departures.
How to get lead changes without pressure.
Don’t expect your horse to pick them up straight away.
Begin with simple changes, allowing them to break down to trot.
Why he wants his horse to anticipate the change.
Shoulder control is more important than hip control.
How he uses a fence to build the horses confidence.
The biggest mistake people make is that people scare their horse for not picking it up.