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Buck instructs to first offer lightness, and go back to lightness when the horse responds.
Betty Staley explains the Dressage concept that backing is detrimental to the horse’s forward mindset, and then describes why backing is so valuable.
Buck commentates as a clinic participant works to get her horse to back up with flexion during groundwork.
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.