There is a fairly easy solution to the horse cutting corners...Simple Steps

 There is a fairly easy solution to the horse   cutting corners...Simple Steps

 cutting corners. It begins, as solving all problems begin, at the walk. The walk is the slowest pace and the easiest pace to control in a horse, and it is where all training begins. Practice riding your horse at the walk around the arena, making him walk into the corners to a point where he almost has no room before allowing him to turn; at the same time, apply the leg that is facing the center of the arena (inside leg) behind the girth firmly. This tells the horse that he is not allowed to cut corners. Do this at each corner of the arena that you come to, each time applying the inside leg firmly; thus telling the horse that he has no choice but to come into the corner. You will want to do this in both directions, which will teach the horse that he must always stay to the edge of the arena when riding a corner; also, praise him each time he comes through the corner without fighting your aids, this will really enforce his good behavior and his desire to please you.
Once you have him going nicely through the corners at a walk using those signals, and you feel confident that he is doing well, try it at a trot. That way you can tell if he is ready to listen at the faster pace. If the horse continues to listen to the aids, reward him with praise and make your signals to him softer. If he chooses to ignore your aids, bring him back to a walk and resume doing the exercise at a walk, cuing him strongly with your inside leg behind the girth and walking him almost into the corner. This tells him that to not have the aids applied sharply, he must come into the corner. Once he is obeying you again, try it at the trot again. Each time he does not listen at a faster pace and starts to cut corners again, bring him back to the walk and use your signals strongly.
As he becomes more compliant and listens at the trot, you may lighten your aids-use your legs softer and give him more rein to allow him to pass through the corner without cutting it. It will tell him that his good behavior got you to trust him and he will be happy to please you. Trust him, but if he goes back to the old behavior of cutting corners, rectify the problem immediately by making him go back to the walk and pushing him into the corners. Eventually he will learn that to move at the faster pace he has to come into the corners smoothly and avoid jerking in toward the center of the arena.

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