How To: Teach a horse to back up under saddle

Teach a horse to back up under saddle

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to teach a horse to back up under saddle. Teaching a horse to do anything under saddle usually starts on the ground. If your horse knows how to back up on ground then you can do it under saddle. On ground put a little bit of pressure on his nose with your hand and he will backup. Then put a little pressure on the rein and speak and tell him 'back' and he will. Then once you get on the saddle, pull the reins slightly and say 'back'. On the saddle you can also lean back and out your feet forward to add an additional clue.

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