How to Teach Your Horse to Back Part 2

Learning Horses Archive on March 14, 2008, 1:10

So you read Part 1 and made some progress with some fluid backing of your horse. You can now ask for 3 or 4 or maybe even more steps so you want to be able to back your horse under saddle.

So how to you get your horse to back up under saddle? It isn't quite as easy right? Here are a few tips to ask your horse to move backwards under saddle.

First, put the halter you use on your horse in addition to the bridle, and tie your lead rope as reins. DON'T DO THIS AS YOUR ONLY FORM OF CONTROL IF YOU HAVE NOT RIDDEN YOUR HORSE THIS WAY BEFORE. But this is an excellent way to