Asking to "walk" was a BIG BIG deal a few months ago with Eric.
I also stopped using that bit, which I used out of ignorance.
And yeah I know I'm fat.
About a month later at a clinic he reared up like a lunatic. Then a few weeks ago he reared over something stupid and I leaned in to his ear and growled at him as loud and mean as I could and then he stopped rearing.
Rode him in a big scary parade Saturday too. He's been a doll since.