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21st Jan 2002, 05:39 AM
Can anyone give me advice on how to teach my horse when being ridden to backup(walk backwards)?
21st Jan 2002, 11:08 AM
This is about the ONLY thing I've taught my horse to do. If you "block" the forward movement (the bit) and give some leg you get back up. Your horse may not understand at first so if you get any back movement at all, give the rein and stop. Praise your horse lots. Then go forward and do it again after about 2 minutes or so. Let me know if it works. Good luck.
21st Jan 2002, 05:57 PM
Start on the ground, give clear voice commands and push him back with your hand, once he learns to back up on the voice, then get on board and as gently as possible apply the aids, more with your seat and leg then by puling back with the reins, then issue the vocal command to back up. He should get the plot.
22nd Jan 2002, 03:36 AM
So far I can only get him to move back by pushing on his chest/shoulder and he goes back I don't know if he understands the command (probably not because I still need to give a push). Gee the weather over here is a joke oneday 30 degrees + and today raining. Hopefully tomorrow will be better for riding:D
22nd Jan 2002, 08:21 PM
There is a certain spot to push. Try standing at the side of his head and pushing on his chest. At the same time say "back" and when he goes even an inch praise him. A treat wouldn't hurt either. After he gets the idea, delete the treat. My horse backs alot when there's treats there.
22nd Jan 2002, 09:17 PM
Start by working with him on the ground put your hand on his chest and tell him back and reward him when he does, when he gets the hang of it get on him and have someone on the ground put a hand to his chest and have him back up...than have someone put there hand to his chest you you tell him to back up and do a see-saw thing with your reins (lightly) sit on your seat to kinda relax into a lot "sink in" i guess you could say. and than do it without having someone on the ground this way he kinda learns it gradually from the ground up.
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