Originally Posted by toto
Im not trying to argue with you but what I saw in the video it does not look like she backs up easily at all. It looks like you have to apply constant pressure on the reins and her head went flying up in the air-- it did not look smooth to me at all.
Are you trying to teach her to slide stop or were you just stopping then backin?
She does back easily. I'm not hauling on her mouth all the time. My reins are short barrel racing reins, so they are short. Doesnt mean I am always on her mouth though. Most of that video, I was hardly on her mouth at all unless she was backing up (I was also pushing her hip over some too), so she had to test me there a couple times and her head shot up. But, in the clip where she puts up the biggest stink, you will also see that I got her hip moved over and let her stand there for a moment and moved on.
She is NOT an easy horse to ride. Out of all the horses I've rode and broke, she's the most challenging. I admit when I was starting her, she was WAY out of my comfort zone, but I had my dad there to tell me what to do (even though most of his training methods are crude and "old style cowboy"). And now, I have to push myself to ride to the level of training she needs.