No, he was trained strictly for country pleasure, pleasure is all she trains. On the ground, he crosses over nicely, no need to poke or pull to get him to move off pressure and cross over. I have a really hard time getting him to round up and collect especially before I ask for a transition. I don't think she ever taught him half haults because he ignores them, though now he is starting to understand what I want from him. When I ask for a pivot I tap his opposite side of the way I'm turning with the whip, like you would use your leg while ridding. I only tap before he acually moves, so I don't incourage him to go any faster. And yes for several months when I first got him I had a trainer help me with him, and previsous to that I was taking lessons from another pleasure driving trainer.