Back That Thing Up

Back That Thing Up

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Improved Backing Strategies

Whether you’re preparing for a horse show or just trying to make your horse more handy, there are three cues to keep in mind when working on the back up.  These cues will help develop a better trained, more responsive horse.  Remember, everything you work on with a horse is connected to another part of that animal’s feel.  In other words, when I work on my horse’s backing up, it is also establishing more connection between my seat and the horse’s stride, it is helping him stay light and responsive to the bridle reins, and it aids in his stopping in a more dynamic fashion.