How to Control and Steer a Horse Using Your Seat and Legs
Before you even go to the stable, sit on a chair with your feet on the floor, with good posture.Keep your elbows bent, as if you are holding the reins. Push your elbows down. This should help you to sit deep.
Slide your hands under your butt cheeks.You should be able to feel your seat-bones.
Shift your weight slightly to the left.Your left hand should feel the pressure of your seat-bone much more than your right. Practice doing this without leaning to the side.
Put a bridle on your horse, and if it makes you more comfortable, tie the lead rope loosely around its neck.
Take your horse to a small round-pen or have someone lead you or put you on a lunge line.
Apply pressure to your right seat-bone like you practiced.Your horse should move to the left, or turn left.
Push your left calf (use the inside, not the back of your leg) against his side when turning right, and your right leg when turning left.
Go back to your chair.Push your pelvis forward. This may feel to your hands like you are relieving pressure, but a horse's back is shaped differently.
Try the above exercise with some leg pressure (It sounds like this defeats the point, but it keeps your horse from stopping on his front end).Some horses will take longer to get the message, so sometimes a little squeeze of your hand on the rein will get their attention. Do not say "Whoa" unless the horse is not responding to your bottom.
Also keep your heels down.And don't "lock" or tighten your muscles.
QuestionWhat do I do if my horse doesn't stop and keeps going?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerFirst, lean back and signal your horse with your lower body language. If it doesn't respond, gently pull the reins back, increasing the pressure until it stops.Thanks!
QuestionWhat do I do when the horse is pulling his neck down?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerTry not to let your arms be pulled down as well. If you can keep your arms firmly in place, a lot of times the horse will put his head up again. If needed, you can try to pull it back up, but sometimes that causes the horse to rear.Thanks!
QuestionI didn't understand how to steer him with my legs, if I use my inside leg on my left and give him a nudge is he going to go that way?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo, if he is trained correctly he should yield to your leg and move the opposite way.Thanks!
QuestionWhat's a crop?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerA crop is a small stiff whip used to get a horse's attention.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I get a horse to stop?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerTake a deep breath and relax your muscles, particularly in your seat. Lean back slightly and apply gentle (but constant) pressure to the reins. You can also use the verbal cue of "whoa." If the horse is out of control and an emergency stop is necessary, gather one rein very tightly and pull out and away from the horse's neck. This will cause the horse to follow his head and spin in a circle. This can often cause riders to lose their balance and fall, but the horse's speed will have been decreased which could prevent the fall from being as damaging. Some horses are also trained to stop if you pull up on their breastplate as an emergency measure.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I tell it to speed up?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerMost horses are trained to start moving or to go faster with leg pressure. Start by gently squeezing the horse's sides with both heels. If he doesn't respond, you can try gently kicking his side or using a crop/ whip on the horse's shoulder or near the girth area.Thanks!
QuestionWhat word is used when commanding your horse to turn right?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerJust try pulling the reins on the right -- it should work. That is how most people do it.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if the horse does not move even though I kick him and smack him?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerPress your legs firmly on the horse and don't take them off until you get a reaction. A crop is good, but don't hit the horse repeatedly. Instead, give the horse a firm smack, then wait, and if they still don't go, do it again. If you still can't get them to go you might want to consider spurs.Thanks!
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- Keep your reins relatively loose, but with some contact.
- Remember to keep your leg on him at all times to keep him using his back-end.
- Keep your heels down and look where you are going.
- Remember, not all horses will respond perfectly, some haven't ever had anyone do this on them.
- If you are riding western, hook the reins behind the horn. This will keep his head up (so he can't eat or bite, and will keep you from losing the reins, should he toss his head.
- Hold onto the horn with at least one hand, in case your horse acts up.
- Some horses may not react well to the above technique. It takes practice and patience to work with them in order to teach them.
- Make clicking noises to get the horse moving, as they will sometimes respond to that type of noise.
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