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"If your Horse can't 'Leg Yield', you can't ride Dressage"
The "Leg Yield' would have to be the most important skill that a Horse can learn. Don't teach it and:
In addition, you may gain these problems.
In other words, you are doomed to mediocrity forever and you will never fully appreciate Horse Riding for it's technical merit and wonderful possibilities. Also, your Horse will pay the price forever.
The Leg Yield forms the foundation stone for every single piece of Lateral Training that one can do with a Horse. Right up to and including the Olympic Dressage Test. The Canter Pirouette is an extension of the 'Leg Yield' as is everything else.
For your interest, I teach the 'leg yield' to my young 'starters', within two weeks of the first ride in their lives. Why? Because I simply cannot stand riding unsophisticated Horses and I know that I owe it to them. If I am going to expect them to carry my 82kg and perform like a Brain Surgeon, the least I can do is give them the tools to be able to do it. They CANNOT do it without the 'leg yield'
It takes me around 10 minutes to teach it to any Horse. It will take you two days. Go here for the DVD's if you need help.