I like that. I will try that.I use both hand cue and voice cue to teach them to disengage the hindquarters. I place my hand where my leg will go and I say "over" and apply pressure. Once the horse is doing it consistently on both sides, I will start asking for it under saddle. I place my leg and apply pressure while saying "over". Most pick it up very quickly, if you have a "special" horse that has trouble making the connection between ground work and ridden work, have someone place their hand next to your leg and apply pressure. Even the most short bus riding horse picks it up if you break the steps down even further.
Yup, I was doing that (in saddle) but he was ignoring the moving the hind end over. That was before going back to ground work tho. He needed a refresher courseIt also helps to tip the nose a little on the same side as the leg applying pressure. By tip the nose, turn the head until you can just see the eye without leaning sideways. The rein holds the head and the hind will move away so the horse can straighten out.