Wanna help your horse develop and use his hindquarters more?
Ride him up and down steep hills.
Before you do though, I suggest you have control over him.
Thus, when you ask him to stop, he knows to stop.
And be sure to do it in places where you feel safest. Don't
be around a bunch of wire fencing, posts, holes, etc.
Now as you go up the hill, pick a point you want to go to.
Walk slowly, straight, and don't let him get chargey.
You don't want a horse to charge up hill or down because
it's a great way for you to get hurt.
Remember, a horse thinks much more clearly when he's walking.
And is far less to get excited when going about his work calmly.
On the other hand, you want to drive him up that hill. So
you have to balance it out.
Be sure to stay in proper riding position so he can move
as he needs to.
As you come down the hill, try stopping him and stay standing
for a mom- ment. This'll test the control you have on him.
But remember if you stop and stand on a hill for long periods
of time, turn your horse perpindicular to the hill.
As you go uphill, hold on to his mane if you need to balance
yourself. Don't pull on the reins or use the saddle horn.
You will find that practicing this with your horse will help
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About the Author
Andy Curry is a nationally known horse trainer and author
of several best selling horse training and horse care books.
He is also well known for finding, interviewing, and filming
expert horse trainers and making their expertise available
to horse owners who want to learn different horse training
tips and secrets and how to solve behaviorial issues with
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