The hind end of the horse is his powerhouse – This is where the horse's balance and self carriage come from which are essential to a comfortable ride and performing any kind of athletic manuevers. When riding, we need to focus more on the hind end than on the head, neck, or shoulders. Teaching your horse to move his hind legs when you ask is a good place to start.
I have received several questions on this movement recently – how to ask for it, what the cue should be, and what it looks like. So in today's video, I show you how I would teach this basic movement, step by step. Watch the video, then leave a comment with your thoughts!
See you in the comments,
Very clear and concise enjoyed watching!
Glad you enjoyed it, Marilyn!
Wonderful post. Thanks Callie.
It must be a joy to ride on your picturesque property.
Thanks Cheryl! It is so nice that everything is finally green again!
Hi Callie, Thanks again for another wonderful, clear, helpful post!
Great job illustrating how to re-inforce the behavior that you are trying to train. that was so very clear and concise. thank you!!
Excellent instruction. I am going to apply this concept during my next lesson.