- Use something on the ground to help you identify a straight line. This could be a mowed line in a field, some cones set up, or the quarter-line in your arena (using mirrors or the rafters for guidance)
- Turn onto the line and attempt to keep your horse walking along it.
Tip: Use your legs to push the horse’s torso from side to side.
Tip: Use the reins minimally, just to keep the horse’s head straight ahead.
Repeat: Two lines going uphill, two lines going downhill, or five minutes.
Appropriate Gaits: Walk
Optional Focus: Try using your body weight, reins, and legs to form ‘barriers’ from side to side, encouraging the horse to respect that boundary. Think of making a fence, not pushing your horse with it.