“How do you make the horse go?” This film shows how. The four basic gaits; walk, slow trot, posting trot an gallop are studied in detail with the use of slow motion photography. The various aids used to control the horse during the four gaits are demonstrated. Use and effect of the curb and snaffle bits are shown as well as the proper technique of holding the reins of a double bridle. Learn the aids used to back a horse along with different types of reining. See how fundamental and combination turns are performed. Finally see the recruits practice the four gaits and receive instruction to correct their mistakes. This 1942 U.S. Army Training Film was produced during World War II and used as an aid in teaching new recruits proper horsemanship. Many of the riding techniques shown are as valid today as they were over 50 years ago. 40 minutes.