Articles With Fran (Dearing) Kehr

Credit: SusanJStickle.com  Any exercises that move a horse’s shoulders from left to right and move his weight off his left side are valuable in achieving suppleness on the left rein. Haunches in left, renvers left and leg yield right, as demonstrated here by Pam Goodrich and Donnerhit, a Bavarian Warmblood gelding, will all help.

How Can I Achieve Suppleness on the Left Rein?

Fran Kehr shares her advice on suppling the horse and suggests exercises to help you shift your horse's balance.

Credit: Rebecca Neff Leg yielding is a methodical movement that promotes straightness and throughness, which in turn promotes balance. Here Catherine Chamberlain demonstrates the leg yield with her Dutch Warmblood, Chance.

How to Successfully Ride "Inside Leg to Outside Rein"

Fran Kehr answers this reader question, explaining this combination of aids and what it achieves when performed correctly.