But why is this the case?
Why can’t you ride deep corners with a young horse or during warm-up?
It all has to do with the inside hind leg that has to come under the body.
For your horse to be able to go through a corner and bend in his body, he has to bring his inside hind leg forwards and under the body.
And that requires a lot of training.
When you progress in training and you’re getting more and more collection, your horse will also be able to bend more.
And so you can also rider more sharp corners.
Sharp corners have a higher gymnastic value
because the inside hind leg has to be brought further under the body. At the same time, that invites your horse to bring more weight to the hind legs.
When you’re in that process, you will start to use the corners more and more to get more collection.
And with the inside hind leg coming more under the body, you get your horse more on the outside rein.