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.
"The greatest strength is gentleness."
- Iroquois Proverb
Last edited by Marecare; 08-10-2010 at 11:06 PM.