Teaching the horse this exercise will mobilize his shoulders as the back end drives the front end around. The horse also learns to turn by moving away from the outside rein and not having to be pulled around with the inside rein.
This exercise is usually called a ‘turn on the hindquarters’ with all four legs stepping throughout the movement….
Moving the Horse’s Hindquarters Around the Front End & Then Moving the Front End Around the Hindquarters
This exercise is designed to build strength in the horse, allow him to become more supple by creating bend in its trunk, get him to be aware of where his feet are and need to be, and improve his overall balance with the result that the rider will be able to move those parts of the horse that need to be realigned with more fluidness and lightness…