Show prep and other things
I don't feel prepared, so I'm writing this to remind myself just how far we've come! Decision making - he still tries to make decisions though not with the insistence that he used to. We've worked hard on this, and it came about due to the way I taught him to turn. In fact, I have now changed my mind that the Mane Event Bucking Fiasco was not just fear, but frustration/impulse control stemming back to this beginning training. (Ooops my bad!) This ultimately caused the prob
Duration, quality, neck reining
His bending on the circle has improved - though I am personally aware he still needs to work on it. Neck Reining - I started doing this because I realized in some situations, like trail, where you need to open a gate, he was completely DERP about neck reining and I felt like I was having to haul his head around. Not nice. Hanna said to check out the video on counter flexions as that is how she taught neck reining. My approach was to lay the rein on his neck and if he didn'