How to teach a horse to turn on its haunches
Ever wished your horse could turn like professionals? It’s not difficult as you might imagine. You can train your horse to move on its hind legs just as well as the pros with patience and practice.
First, get your horse to turn on the forehand. This is the most important step in teaching your horse how to turn his haunches. Start by standing beside your horse’s shoulder, facing the same direction as your horse. Next, move one step forward and ask your horse for his opposite leg. Your horse will naturally turn his forehand to the side as he steps forward.
After your horse has become comfortable with turning on his forehand, it is time to start turning on his haunches. Stand next to your horse’s back and face the opposite direction. Next, move one step backwards and ask your horse for his opposite leg to go backwards. Your horse will then turn his backwards and place his head on the haunches.
Although it may take some time to get your horse to move on its hind legs, with patience and practice you will be able do it like the professionals.