Pivoting Exercise with Martin Black

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 10

Hindquarter control is important in every stage of horse development. Martin Black demonstrates how we might challenge ourselves by being more particular in this movement and improving our feel for the feet. A horse can pivot forwards or backwards around each foot. When starting this exercise for the first time, don’t be too critical of your horse. A pivot foot does not necessarily have to stay on the ground at all times, but it should bear the most amount of weight for the longest period of time. Later on, these basic turns will become useful for a variety of maveuvers such as stops and spins.

The original length of this clip is 9 minutes 15 seconds