How to Ride Your Horse at a Walk : Safety When Walking a Horse
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How to Ride Your Horse at a Walk : Safety When Walking a Horse

November 2, 2019


Hi, I’m Kelli on behalf of Expert Village,
I’m going to show you how to ride your horse with a walk. So in conclusion walking is a
really important gate to teach your horse to do if you can not get your horse to walk
effectively. Really all the other gates are obsolete. I showed you 2 different ways of
holding the reins that you can use when you are walking your horse. Now if you are riding
English or your horse is not skill in a shank bit to be ridden one handed you can ride him
2 handed. You want to make sure that you keep your posture nice and straight, keep your
shoulders back, your shoulder, hip and heel in a line. You have your heels down. Holding
your reins, you want to hold your reins between your pinkie and your ring finger, with your
thumb on top pointing up. Keep your arms nice and your elbows nice and relaxed by the side.
You don’t want them to straight out or sticking out chicken winged or anything like that.
You want them right next to your side. When you walk you apply a little bit of pressure.
You are going to look where you want your horse to go. The same thing if you are riding
one handed, you are going to make sure your reins are nice and even, hold them with one
hand. Apply a little bit of pressure, look where your horse wants to go, you are going
to be doing more neck reining which is laying your reins on the side of then neck. Getting
your horse to steer. You want to make sure that you teach your horse how to stop really
effectively. In western do more of a squeeze stop which is putting the spurs in and you
want to make sure that you teach your horse how to back up. We also did a little bit of
lateral movement which was moving side to side. So these are some really great training
techniques that you can incorporate into your regiment with your horse that would get your
horse more responsive and better train so you can enjoy your horse a lot better.

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