I don't believe PPP says anything even CLOSE to ooogy woogy or whatever. No need to say anything. Just wiggle the rope. Pretty simple really. Joe-if you ever want help from a real PP trainer, there is an excellent one in VA who specializes in gaited horses. OP-He would be worth the trip. He is fabulous. I boarded there last winter-learned lots, but I want a reiner, not a gaited hrose, and altho I like the PP stuff, wanted faster results. If you are interested, PM me. I will be happy to send you his website. He is having a playday 11/19.
My horse used to try and flatten riders on his back and on the ground by slamming them into walls, charging at them, bucking through fences.. he was very very mentally damaged. He caused a girl to break 3 vertebrae in her spine (she's fine..) and dragged a man along a wall. Everyone was so scared of him, and he even more of them.
But now he feels confident and is more trusting of people, especially if they have cookies ;) , and just the other day I let my friend hop on him for a quick spin and at a tall 17hh.. he was a perfect angel.
It's all about training.. find a trainer or invest the time and energy and RESEARCH (clinics, reading up on things, youtube videos for references..) ways to help boost your horse's confidence and your own.
Even when you think you know your horse, one little exercise here and there and they've completely settled out.