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How do I know if my horse is engaging his rear end?

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  • How to engage the hind end
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    08-25-2008, 03:57 PM
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Foal
How do I know if my horse is engaging his rear end?

I'm sure this sounds silly. I've been riding for 20 years...wow I really am getting old. I never thought I would say I was doing anything for 20 yrs. Hahaha So what am I looking for? Will it be present if I'm not riding?
     
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    08-25-2008, 03:59 PM
  #2
Foal
If anyone has comparison pics so I can see it side by side that would be awesome!
     
    08-25-2008, 05:01 PM
  #3
Trained
Here is a well engaged lower-level horse:


Engagement of the hind quarters results in the raising of the forehand and a lightness in the contact caused by the horse being in self-carriage.
     
    08-25-2008, 05:09 PM
  #4
Yearling
Watching from the ground, the rear foot will drop into the divot left from the corresponding front foot. Like the horse pictured, his right hind is going to be pretty close to where the front just hit.
     
    08-25-2008, 05:52 PM
  #5
Foal
This is Far-ah. Would you say she is engaging her rear end even though her head isn't perpindicular to the ground?
     
    08-25-2008, 05:56 PM
  #6
Foal
     
    08-25-2008, 06:04 PM
  #7
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