How to Ride Your Horse at a Walk : How to Squeeze Stop a Walking Horse
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How to Ride Your Horse at a Walk : How to Squeeze Stop a Walking Horse

October 26, 2019


Hi, I’m Kelli on behalf of Expert Village,
I’m going to show you how to ride your horse with a walk. Squeeze stopping is more advanced
stopping technique that is most commonly used riding in the western style. So when you are
squeeze stopping, you have your horse go forward. I’m applying, I’m basically sticking my spurs
or my heels into the both sides and getting her to stop. So I’m not using any rein pressure
at all. I’m not picking up on my reins at all. So this just shows what level of skill
has, how well your horse listens to you. It also if you were riding in a show situation,
this is much more advanced instead of you having to pull on your horse or jerk back
on it. It just shows that your horse is really responsive, really listens to you. Now what
this does is takes a great deal of training. You can just hop on your horse and stick your
heels in and expect your horse to stop. Which could actually end up being very bad for you
if you do that. So you want to get your horse accustomed to this type of technique cause
usually a leg for the average horse is consider to be a forward command. So western horses
leg is consider more of a lifting command or to move one part of the body or another.
So if you want to train your horse to this one way, what you could do is just stick your
heels in and you could pull back and say whoa. Eventually they would associate just the spurs
digging in with the word whoa. But you cannot expect to just hop on your horse the first
time and dig your heels in them and have them stop. You are probably going to end up going
for a ride. So you want to make sure that the first time you get on if you are teaching
your horse how to do this, you want to apply a little bit of rein pressure. You would pick
up and pull back, you want to sit deep in your saddle. Sit back on your seat bones,
put your spurs in and say whoa. When you are showing in a show atmosphere this is a really
advance technique you don’t have to move the horse head or anything like that. It make
a really good impression on the judge to show how well your horse is trained. So that is
how you would want to go about squeeze stopping your horse.

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  1. you are so rude calling this gal a stupid bitch. i'm sure you are a women putting another women down. men support each other not cut each other down

  2. im going to do a show this weekend im wondering how to move better in her gait so how? it is a little hard i know how it is just the saddle is a little big so if it is to big what is a proper way to move in that saddle in the gaite? please awnser

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