The hindquarter in is a side movement on three or four tracks. The shoulders follow the track along the wall and the hindquarter is bended inwards. In this exercise, the horse is bended laterally from neck to tail. The outside hind leg is stepping under the weight.
Shoulder in and hindquarter-in are closely related exercises that complement each other very well:
- In shoulder in, the inside hind leg steps under the point of weight. In hindquarter-in, it is the outside hind leg stepping under the point of weight.
- In shoulder in, the shoulders are turned inwards, In the hindquarter-in, the hindquarter is bended inwards.
- In shoulder in, the inside hind legs step in front of the outside legs. In hindquarter-in, the outside legs (front and hind) step in front of the inside legs.
- In hindquarter-in, the horse is looking in the direction it is going. In shoulder in, the horse looks inwards while moving straight forward.