Horses - Behavior Issues, Breaking and Training/pushing legs forward

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hello sir, why to push my legs forward when i want to slow down my horse while going at fast pace?

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It is not the "pushing" of your legs forward that slows the horse down. It is the feel of your bottom sitting down on the back of the saddle that the horse feels. I do not teach to "push" your legs forward to slow a gait or stop. I teach to simply "quit riding". If I am riding and I want the horse to slow or stop, I just tell myself..."quit riding" and I relax and sit down on the back of my pants, let the air out of my lungs and imagine that I have just stopped riding. The horse feels that and will learn to slow or stop.

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Bobby Passons

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I can answer questions concerning horse training, foundation work, colt starting, western riding, rider confidence and problematic horses.

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20 years in horse training. Starting colts, problematic horses, rider confidence and Western riding. I have specialized in training good/safe trail horses. Shown in western pleasure, halter and trail classes. I worked in West Texas gathering wild cattle.

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AQHA, APHA, NREMT

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degree in prehospital medicine.

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