A rollback is a helpful way to collect your horse, engage their hindquarters and get them moving their front end. In reining, the horse gallops to a stop, turns or “rolls” their shoulders in a 180-degree reversal and lopes off in the new direction.

If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to try, then this is the perfect maneuver. Before you try to teach your horse how to perform it, you must learn the correct aids!

Matt Mills offers a simple tutorial on how to ride a rollback. As a rider, you have a tremendous influence on your horse’s performance, no matter how well they know the maneuver. You want to set your horse up for success by positioning your body correctly and pushing the right buttons.

You can learn more about reining and performance horse care on Matt Mills’ YouTube channel. He offers helpful tips for beginners and experienced riders.