Working on lots of things in the arena of late as my normal trail routes are out of commission. Could someone explain to me how a horse ought to be moving when they are backing up correctly? My guy's butt seems to want to swing out to the left as we back up, and I am not sure how to fix it because I am not sure what the correct aids are supposed to be.
So, if we are standing square and I ask for a back-up with a straight body and even pressure, theoretically, the horse should back straight. I am not sure if his lack of backing straight is him, me, or the combo of both of us at the moment.
Now, IF I wanted the horse to back and swing his butt out to the left/turn so we are facing right (relative to our starting point) while backing up, what aids would I use to ask for it properly? Now the other way, if I wanted his butt to go to the right?