Originally Posted by AllHorseStuff
I put together a video on the principle of pressure and release, demonstrated with training a horse to back up on the ground. This is one of my first training videos, it needs some refinement but it's a start. How to Back Up a Horse - YouTube
I hope it's helpful, I'm curious to hear feedback on it.
That's not the way I teach a horse to back on the ground, but if it works for you....then that's cool. I DO NOT want my horse flinging it's head up if I ask it to back, and that's the problem with standing that far away and flipping a rope at your horse. I want my horse to drop it's head and get soft and flexible in the poll. I also stand right in front of my horse but off the side just a tad so my leg left is in line with my horse's left leg.