Masterclass Series – Module 3 Straightness of the Rider Module 1 The 4 Basics of Centered Ridingread more Module 2 Following the Horse's Movementread more Module 4 Straightness of the Horseread more Module 5 Straightness of the Horseread more Module 6 Straightness of the Horseread more Module 7 Straightness of the Horseread more Bonus 1 Straightness of the Horseread more Bonus 2 Stretches (Bonus)read more 2 Comments Lorie Durkin on July 4, 2018 at 5:14 am Hi Carla, That was a good review of what we learned yesterday. I also need to focus on the rein aids. What is a good way to practice that particular part for drifting out? Log in to Reply Carla Bauchmueller on July 8, 2018 at 2:34 pm Hi Lorie, the best way at this stage is to remember the train and the train tracks and make your contact with the reins part of that, meaning that when you feel him drifting, let’s say, to the outside of the circle, you use your outside leg to get his shoulder back under control and you keep your outside rein connected (the outside "train tracks" keep the "train" aligned. No pulling on the inside! It’s very tempting to pull on the inside rein when we feel them drifting out, but that will make it worse. Again: The earlier you feel him drifting, the more likely you can catch him easily with your leg and keeping the outside reins connected. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.