Originally Posted by shelleyb
aww ur lad sounds like a right character... we havent thought about natural horsemanship?? Would it still be affective on a horse that is soo lovely and cuddly and trusting on the ground already...??
Yes he is a right character, he too is extremely loving, cuddly and trusting on the ground just cant/wont cope with things on his back.
I will reitterate, just because a horse is willing to work doesnt mean you should push them that hard. My lad is very very willing to lunge, he'd go all day if you asked him to and I'd probably get very far very quickly in improoving his way of going, encouraging roundness etc, however I know full well that it would only be temporary at best and asking him to do that level of work would fry his brain even more then it already is.