Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southern California
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Some horses need to learn to work off thier hindquaters, by teaching them this, they will develop a good solid back end. Going up and down hills at a walk, trot and canter is a really good way for them to do this.
Another excercise I use is while in the saddle I back them up qucikly then a quick as we can I drive them straight forward, back fast, qucik forward, I do then 5 to 6 times then back up quik forward and then canter around the work area so they do not get bored.
Backing a horse up while in the saddle is a very effective way to teach them to use thier hindquarters.
But remember it is more effective if you drive them to an immediate run when you go forward, you want the shooting out of the backup, you will actually feel the difference in the saddle. Back, GO, back, GO, back GO!
Many horses have problems, in their front end, because they are not using their hindquarters correctly.
They put too much pressure on thier front legs, shoulders etc. much more pressure then they need too. Their hindquarters are much more capable of caring a heavy load of work.