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RE: [RC] [RC] One-rein stops - Laurie Durgin

I learned it from a JOhn Lyons clinic and his material.After teaching a horse to give to the bit ,either side very lightly(they give you don't pull) Just pressure till thye move the slightest in that direction, then you immediately drop the rein, after repeating this , alot. They get real 'soft' and "light'. The reward always being 'release from pressure" immediately. So that when you want the one rein stop. you 'stop riding with your body' ,I think 'dead weight". Then I lightly lift one rein (not to the side like a turn) till I have contact and just hold it till 'they figure it out'.(it helps if you have done ground work and the horse knows the verbal command for stopping.) (and it even goes quicker if you reward with carrot pieces the first few times , then extingush the carrot reward and replace with a" good girl "and a rub.(clickerless carrot training:0)
I taught Honey this from Scratch , and am now going to teach it to Rascal, who never stopped well.
The theory is teach it on one side, then when you need 'emergency brakes' you can use both reins.Sort of like a right and left brake and both are 'emergency brakes, thats what John says.
Laurie and Rascal/Honey and Scout

From: Ashley Wakeman <lang_girl@xxxxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC]   One-rein stops
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 17:24:15 -0800 (PST)

I was just wondering how to exactly execute a one-rein
stop, and if one-rein stops are meant as "safety
braking" for bolting, bucking, etc.?  I have tried
what I consider to be a one-rein stop on my horse and
he definitely responds better to me than if I just
close my hands on both reins.


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