Side Drive

An important tool in my training arsenal is what I call side drive. Essentially, I define this as creating energy from only one side of the horse’s body at a time. This energy can be used for forward or backwards motion. The energy though is generated one side at a time. The reason this is so important is that a horse’s brain does not communicate well between its left hemisphere and right hemisphere. You really see this when something new or unexpected shows up. Because of this, observing side drive in action is much easier to see develop in colts. The side drive tool is not limited to colts. I use it with problem horses and when working to make a broker horses more supple or when set

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