Basics of the Rundown: Softening the Stop Here's how you can soften your sliding stop by practicing your rundowns. By H&R Editors | February 7, 2022 | 1 minute read If your horse gets tight or braces when you go to ask for a sliding stop, you might need to spend more time on your rundown. Ryan Rushing shows you how he likes to soften up a horse that gets tight when he stops. Click here to watch now! What did you think of this article? Submit Rating Thank you for your feedback!