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Buck instructs to first offer lightness, and go back to lightness when the horse responds.
Buck works with a colt at backing from a distance while respecting the human's personal space and paying attention.
Betty Staley explains the Dressage concept that backing is detrimental to the horse’s forward mindset, and then describes why backing is so valuable.
Bucks gets firm with a clinic horse to help him soften while backing during groundwork. See the horse quickly improve as Buck describes the process.