A sliding stop is a little more complicated than just stopping. The horse must stop with the back end but keep the front legs going so that the slide can happen. I have never bothered much with that. As cool as a slide looks, when I ask my horse to stop I want it to STOP not slide.
There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill