Stopping is a fundamental part of training your horse, but it's also a huge safety factor that could save your life.
Many horses tend to push right through the reins and take their time to stop instead of doing it immediately when asked.
But if your horse ever starts to run off with you, you have to be able to bring him to a stop before you get in a bad situation.
Imagine being on the trail and your horse decides to bolt or gets spooked and starts running off.
Wouldn't it be nice to know that you have an "emergency brake" that you can pull whenever and if you ever happen to need it?
Don't wait around until it's too late!
Learn to stop your horse on command and enjoy your rides knowing that you have a back-up plan should things go bad.