Shoulder smacks. You need to teach your horse that the minute you step into his bubble HE IS TO MOVE. This holds true for the back, too. My horse knows that if I'm facing his neck he is to stand still, but the minute I step toward him he better move or he'll get in trouble. At first he would only hold the pivot for a step or two, but gradually he learned to keep spinning for as long as I kept walking. And I'm not inferring that I beat my horse (or that you should <ggg>) I just demand respect. I move, he moves. Period.
Make sure he keeps his body straight. If you ever step up to bigger competition a horse that arches his head away from you is marked down, so don't let your horse get into that bad habit. Again, this is true for the back.
We consistently win this event (at the regional AQHA level...top tens at the national level) so if you need more tips let me know. SMS is my FAV event. :)
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