Key Lesson Backing Home › Forums › General Clicker Questions › HippoLogic Key Lessons › Key Lesson Backing Tagged: Backing, Key Lessons for Horses This topic has 0 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 7 months ago by Sandra. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts September 2, 2019 at 9:41 am #1179 SandraKeymaster Prerequisite Key Lesson Targeting Purpose Safety: you can easily move the horse out of your way (e.g. entering a gate, leaving stall, keep your horse away from the food source, prevents undesired behaviour Safety: increases your personal circle. Backing is incompatible with lots of undesired behaviours like rubbing their heads on your body, licking, biting, head bumping Redirects attention from your pocket Description Horse steps backwards with his abdomen engaged. Horse keeps neck horizontal or a bit convex and lifts each hoof nicely off the ground. Very important that the horse does not have a hollow back and dragging hind legs! Attention: backing is difficult for horses. In order to make and keep it fun and easy ask forward (the opposite) behaviour after you’ve asked to back up. Training tool Athletic exercise: great tool to teach them body awareness, improve posture on the ground and under saddle Teaching crunches Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) The topic ‘Key Lesson Backing’ is closed to new replies.