Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olds, AB Canada
When a horse is working from behind or having impulsion you will see that the hind leg will have the same movement as the front leg (such as same hight and will reach under the belly to almost the front leg) but will land a little bit before the front leg.
You will see the pelvic bone tip, almost like tucking the tail. The belly muscles will contract and raise the back and spine, getting a rounded spine.
You can also see the end of the thoracic and the lumbar vertabrea (the area just behind where the saddle sits on the horse) will be straight or curved upwards.
Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
Last edited by Ray MacDonald; 12-17-2012 at 03:17 PM.