by Terry Myers
In my opinion, a horse can’t buck, kick or rear up if they are relaxed and square in their shoulders. Most performance problems; loping too fast, lead issues, bad reining spins, knocking over barrels in barrel patterns are all symptoms of shoulder problems. Last month we talked about things the rider can change to help correct shoulder problems. In this article we will talk about how to get your horses’ shoulders relaxed, now that you know how to sit properly in the saddle.
What we are going to talk about in this article should be very easy. However, don’t be surprised if you have trouble applying these techniques. As I always say, your instincts can be your own worst enemy.