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How to Get Your Horse to Slow Down Going Up Hills

It’s common for horses to rush up hills because it takes less work than walking up the hill at a steady pace. How can you break the habit?

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By: Jason Irwin |

It’s very common for horses to want to rush up hills because it takes less work on their part than walking up the hill at a steady pace. Once a horse has rushed uphill a few times, it starts to become a habit. Find a hill to practice on that isn’t very steep. It can be tricky doing a lot of starting and stopping on a steep hill, so that’s why it’s nice to practice on a hill that isn’t very  steep in the beginning. I would recommend riding part way up the hill and stopping your horse, waiting a moment, and then going  a little farther up the hill, then stopping again. Keep repeating this until you get to the top of the hill. Don’t wait for your horse to start rushing before you stop him. If he’s traveling at a nice slow place, which is what you want,…

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