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Precise Backup • Establish a Stop

Get a precise backup, then add speed. Learn to establish a stop.
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Left photo: Bud Lyon backing his horse. Right photo: Close-up shot of a brown horse with his ears forward outfitted in a snaffle bit.

Use Bud’s advice (left) for a precise backup. Brad covers how to establish a stop (right).

This week on Horse&Rider OnDemand: 

It looks fancy when your horse runs backward at the end of his pattern, but it’s more important to get a precise backup before you add speed. Bud Lyon explains how to achieve these results. One cornerstone of horsemanship is to establish a stop that you can rely on and maintain it. Brad Barkemeyer offers a drill to get you there.

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