When I was shopping for horses last year I test rode one that had a unique way of backing up, or maybe I should say that the rider had a unique que for the horse to back up. Either way I had never heard of this method but looking back at it it was easy and felt natural and I'd like to know if anyone has ever heard of this.
To get the horse to back up the rider sits deep, puts their feet forward, towards the horse shoulder, and wiggles their toes. Very little pressure was put on the reins. The horse backed right up. At the time I thought, how weird, but it was so smooth and easy.
Maybe the horse was just trained well in doing this, or maybe this is more common than I know. Has anyone ever heard of or used this method?