But, then my trainer told me in order to teach my horse to back up I need to first pull back on the reins slightly (which has the same effect as collecting the horse) then if the horse doesnt automatically back up put pressure on him with your legs and he shoudl back up because thta is the only way to go because essentialy there is a "brick wall" in front of him.
So after all that explaining my problem is those 2 ways for 2 totally different things are very similar so sometimes when I mean for my horse to go forward he ends up going backward. What am I doing wrong? Are these the wrong cues to use? How did you guys signal for your horse to move forward and collect? What about go backward? Thanks for the help!!