In this step, horses should throttle down to a walk or stop using the hind end and remain forward and free in the front end. It's very important that the horses don't depend on the hand to do downward speed transitions or stop. The should feel your lower body cues and respond to very subtle movements.
Another important step is a very natural and effective way to introduce the horse to the spin and crossing over with the front legs while pivoting on the hind leg. This maneuver being more mechanic and less natural to horse than others, it's critical to make it fun and easy to learn. Especially in the early stage.
For free access for a 7 day trial to All Training Series Videos visit