Engaging the hind end and allowing your horse to “stretch” over the top line is one of the most important things in my opinion. A top line will protect your horse for many years to come which will keep him working better longer. Please note that my favorite exercise the “long and low” which I firmly believe should be in the warm up and cool down of every ride. Carrot stretched as well as lunging using devices to help your horse are also important. This video is wonderful and gives your creative ways to view your training.