Originally Posted by paintluver
Sorry I used the wrong word lol I am asking him to do a roll back. I will get a video next time I ride him to show you.
Yes he is trained to back into it. I am really new too all of these movements so I am also still learning.
If he was taught to back into it, then he will pivot like a cutter, he will have his weight on the outside hind leg. Also this makes it difficult if your timing is not precise with your outside rein and leg for him to step across with outside front when he has his rib moved and steps back with the inside front.
If you have done a lot of "back arounds" note where his weight is...the outside hind. You need the forward motion to get him balance himself correctly for a proper spin. I may do these to teach how to get the rib out of the way and get the inside front back so the outside can step across but I balance him back out with a lot of forward work. They learn to find the sweet spot.
But like mentioned above without a video its hard to really say for sure what you need to do.