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post #1 of 10 Old 08-10-2010, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sliding stops

I would like to hear how anyone else trains a horse for a sliding stop. I have tried sevarl differnt ways and am looking for new ideas.
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-10-2010, 07:47 PM
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Why don't you share how you are trying it now.

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Hes been wlking him foward and backing him up faster and faster to get him on his hocks when he stops which works well. Also been using a fence to get a better stop but no slide. Im new to reining and just learning I rode this horse for a about 2 weeks daily going foward and and backing him each time picking up speed get a good stop move to something differnt and come back to it and start a agian. He stops hard but he plants and don't slide. He does have sliders on. The thing that kills me is he will come running up to the gate and put down a ten foot slide stop.
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Thats how I trained my horse to slide stop by walking forward and backing her up never just asking her to stop when I would ask for the back up and do this faster and faster and she started sliding and my body positioning was a big key also now I just sit down in the saddle and push my feet foward and we slide. If I cue her with the reins she will transition to a stop.
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What are you doing with the rest of your body to cue the stop and during the stop?

What is the footing like?

What is the breeding/conformation of the horse?
Is he built like a Reiner and what is his headset like in the stop?
Is he high headed or does he keep his head and neck low?

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When I ride him sit in the saddle and relax push my feet foward and lean back a little. Which is how my buddy rides also. The footing is good in the arena its river sand with a good base its perty good stuff. He is built good he keeps a fairly flat headset with his whithers. His head does come up a little when he does stop.
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Are you familiar with the term "Fencing"?

This is where a horse is loped down the center of the arena toward the end fence or in some cases a barrier.

The line must be straight and the lead should be established.

As the horse approaches the fence he starts to slow and that is when you ask him to stop.
The first stops are done 20 to 30 feet from the end rail and very slowly over time they become closer.
This is just to begin the timing and cue for the deep stop.

We could talk for hours about all the subtleties that go along with this maneuver so try and do some other reading and get with a Reining coach.

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Here's a good article by Larry Trocha that might help.

Horse Training Sliding Stop - Teach Your Reining Horse the Perfect Sliding Stop!
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Fencing is like spurs it should be used as a refinement for horse who already knows how to stop. Not to teach a horse to stop.

As for teaching a sliding stop. It is kind of like teaching a cutter how to cut. They already know how to do it you just need to put cues to it and refine it.

There are so many different ways of doing this and what you do and use will be determined by the horse and what they are doing. Are they dumping on their front end? Are the pedaling in front? Are the scotching or not driving into the stop and so on.

2 big things people seem to forget is one backing after the stop and saying whoa as you do. Then and this is what I find to be the most important thing. STANDING. I spend as much if not more time standing when I am working a horse as I do actually moving. This give the horse a reward and then also the desire to stop.

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Fencing is like spurs it should be used as a refinement for horse who already knows how to stop. Not to teach a horse to stop.

As for teaching a sliding stop. It is kind of like teaching a cutter how to cut. They already know how to do it you just need to put cues to it and refine it.

There are so many different ways of doing this and what you do and use will be determined by the horse and what they are doing. Are they dumping on their front end? Are the pedaling in front? Are the scotching or not driving into the stop and so on.

2 big things people seem to forget is one backing after the stop and saying whoa as you do. Then and this is what I find to be the most important thing. STANDING. I spend as much if not more time standing when I am working a horse as I do actually moving. This give the horse a reward and then also the desire to stop.


I agree.

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