Hi, I’m Kelli on behalf of Expert Village,
I’m going to show you how to ride your horse with a walk. So now I’m going to show you
how you could effectively stop your horse. So if you are walking forward, you just want
to sit deep in your saddle and you are going to pull back. Say whoa, and that would get
them to stop. Eventually when you get your horse more responsive to the word whoa you
would not have to pull so hard. Whoa, so you could say she listens pretty well so I hardly
have to pull on her at all. Just sitting deep stopping your movement, applying a little
bit of backward pressure on the reins tells her that you don’t want to go forward. Now
if your horse was unresponsive to this and did not want to listen you obviously want
to pull much harder. I would pull hard enough that I would actually get them to go backwards.
I would keep doing that until she listens to me and stop when I ask her to. Because
if your horse does not stop it could be really dangerouss especially if they would get startle,
spooked or take off on you. If you could not get them to stop you are in big trouble. So
teaching you horse to stop is really one of the most important things that you could do.
So again your just going to sit deep, apply a little bit of pressure on the reins. Say
whoa and you would get your horse to stop. So that is how you want to teach your horse
how to halt.