Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
Do you ever have a problem of the horse moving its feet after you've had him square? Every time he's good to go, he changes position. Is he still settling into this stance? He's like me and loves to lean or stand with his feet close together for a bit, then switch to wide, then cock his back leg, then stretch his fronts.
Writing it all out sounds like he's a mess, but he's not. Just, he doesn't like being still like most horses
My horse knows that when he's set up, he's too stand there no matter how long the class is. I was in an AQHA halter class with over 30 entries...it took FOREVER to judge because it was a double judged show. He didn't move his feet once. Anytime I teach a horse to square and stand, if they move...I immediately back them up. Settle for a second, then square up again. Any moving of the feet.....same thing, back up then re-set. I also use the word WHOA so they know not to move. After a period of time, they know to stand...because if they don't, they get backed up. Given the two options....the horse usually figures it out quickly.