Originally Posted by SDS
Originally Posted by mlkarel2010
GallopingGrape and Vida stole my thunder!
Either use one rein stops or a fence. But when you want to stop, sit down deep in the saddle and let all of your air out (cough if you need to) and say whoa and put your feet more forward. The Idea is to get your butt to dig into her back so she knows that means to stop.
If you ride up to the fence the fence will stop her when you say whoa and do the needed body cues as well and eventually she'll put two and two together
haha, that's because you have helped me on lots of other things!
Also I have a question. I have heard to sit deep in the saddle that if you push on your horn your butt will go down. Is that a fact?
And can someone explain a one rein stop better? I know, I don't know anything lol...
huh, I don't know about the horn thing, but the next time I'm in a saddle I'm going to try it
But to do it pretty much just curve your back more. Look at a picture of a reining rider doing a sliding stop. That'll give you an idea of what it should look like
A one rein stop is where you take one rein and pull the horse's head to one side. Then they go in a tight circle and their inside hind foot crosses over the outside hind foot and they can't really go anywhere and eventually they will stop. Does that make sense?