My small history in showmanship - I did NASMA (North American Saddle Mule Association) shows all year last year. In that we did Western, English, Showmanship, and Halter at A levels. So that's where I got my experience. BUT I was allowed a trained mule to show, as long as I helped my trainer train others. This situation is no longer happening, but anyway...
Cowboy, on the other hand, has never had any Showmanship experience. Just English. Well, I thought it would be fun to teach him! And it has been. He's picked everything up so quickly, and does a wonderful job of it! The only thing I'm having problems with is pivoting.
He knows what I'm asking - turn. BUT, he can't quite get that he needs to keep his back feet still. I've tried backing him up first, then turning him. Didn't quite work. Any other suggestions? Thank you everyone in advance! :)