Explanation of the use of aids in relationship to what I call “IS” and “SHOULD” be track. The “should be track” is the ideal track on course or in an exercise to execute the ride in rhythm and balance. The “is track” shows the deviation from the ideal track. Knowing the difference will help you to apply the correct aids in the proper strength to match the two tracks. Fixing inches of deviation is much easier than feet. Your eye finds the track your hand puts the bit on the track, your leg sends the horse there. “Leg rides, Hand guides”.