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White Foot 06-02-2010 06:25 AM

Controlling the horses hindend
I'm running out of exercises that help to work on controlling the horses hind end. What do you do? I want to keep it interesting and we do the same things over and over.

kitten_Val 06-02-2010 07:08 AM

You mean on ground or in saddle? On ground I just move the butt in circle away from me that's it. Frankly I don't believe in repeating the same exercise over and over on ground - it's boring for me and obviously boring for my horse. So I just practice it once in while or when my horse misbehaves. In saddle I do lots of transitions and backing so she'd work from her hind. I also do turning her butt from my leg (with front legs frozen in place).

White Foot 06-03-2010 06:32 AM

Thanks and I meant in the saddle :)

kevinshorses 06-03-2010 12:48 PM

upupandflyaway1 06-03-2010 01:57 PM

Turn on the forehand, turn on the haunches, lateral work all that kinda stuff they all make him work off his hind end.

mls 06-03-2010 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by White Foot (Post 650708)
Thanks and I meant in the saddle :)

Set up cones, barrels, etc. Back around, through. Side pass around through.

PechosGoldenChance 06-03-2010 02:05 PM

I love the video kevin posted! Rollbacks are really good to practice and get the hindend under control, and under your horse.

White Foot 06-03-2010 03:09 PM

Thanks everyone, Kev I will try that tomorrow. I've backed around cones and have done alot of side passing but lately there is this one obstacle that I dread taking him through.

PechosGoldenChance 06-03-2010 06:12 PM

Which obstacle is that? And what does he do at that obstacle??

wild_spot 06-03-2010 06:56 PM

Moving the hind is generally not too hard - I tend to focus on moving shoulders.
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