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        07-04-2012, 05:07 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I've never seen a Saddlebred that didn't know how to back either under saddle, or from the ground.

    But the mechanics of those pads, make it harder for those horses to back, plus I don't think the judges call for it in the lineup, which probably has a lot to do with it.

    But if you pull up videos of the Big Lick horses, you can see by the way they are forced to come down on their fronts, how hard it would be to back them in the ring without tearing shoes and pads off.
         
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        07-04-2012, 05:58 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Also keep in mind most gaited horses in the big classes have tail extensions. If they backed in a class they would pull out their tail.
         
        07-04-2012, 06:00 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Wouldn't have a problem with that now , his tail touches the ground ..one of the things I love about him , feature wise!
         
        07-04-2012, 06:00 PM
      #14
    Banned
    It actually is very great improvement if you want you could also try looking at some youtube tutorials on how you could get your horse to back up faster its actually easier for you, is this your first horse or did you have other before this one ??
         
        07-04-2012, 06:03 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    I have had horses before , but when I was younger and a teen. The only thing I ever did with them though was like feeding , grooming , and riding . My mother was the one who used to do everything else with them and I never did pay any attention to it , a shame now because she has passed away and she could have really taught me something . I have never had a show horse though , my mom had some barrel racing horses but we usually had quater horses and this is my first experience with TWH. I love them to death and will most likely be gettign another one in the future lol..Love how they ride !
         
        07-04-2012, 07:16 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    I am not familiar with padding, but for backing up (which my TWH did not know how to back up when I got him)...
    I would face a fence, apply pressure, (he can't go anywhere with back) and have a certain que with the reins just for the back (maybe leg pressure and squeeze reins, release, squeeze)
    He will slowly get it over time, my guy and I are still working with it today :)
         
        07-05-2012, 09:11 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    You might want to start asking him to back on the ground. Get him good at that and then work under saddle. Good luck.
         
        07-05-2012, 01:25 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    You have gotten some great advice on backing. Be patient with him, and make sure when he even shifts back a little to release the reins and praise him. He'll get lighter and lighter until all you have to do is lean back a little and gently pick up the reins and he'll back for you.


    One thing I wanted to note. I do not know if you have already cantered him or not, but I would bet he probably hasn't done much of it. It seems that in the TWH showing world, they rarely do it. I know some people do, but there was a false belief going around when I owned one that if you canter them, it ruins their gait. Completely not true. Anyways, he may not have cantered before, so you may need to teach him to do that as well. If you can, I highly recommend it, they have the SMOOTHEST canter, called a "rocking chair" canter.
         
        07-05-2012, 11:11 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    I myself am working up to the canter as well . I really don't like speed but he and I are both getting back into shape . Cash has not been rode and 4 years and until here recent I hadn't been on a horse in like 8 ! I have had him for going on two months and he was overweight and if I have measured right he has lost about 75-100 lbs! I know the woman who had him before did mostly shows with him and trails. The first picture is when I first got him and then the second picture is a week or so ago...I don't know about anyone else but I can tell he has lost some weight !
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