How do you back a horse while mounted? Earn the Horseback Riding badge! 1. How do you back a horse while mounted? Squeeze your legs, flex the reins, say “back”, release with each step. Pull back on the reins, looking over your shoulder. Pull back on the reins and kick. Relax your body, look back, pull the reins, release. Loading… Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedIn Related Related posts: When riding a horse, what describes a beautiful body? What are The Four Basics of riding a horse? Before asking a horse to do something, what do you need? To stop a horse, sit deep in the saddle, say “Whoa,” and what?