Yes, of course, I play with Snickers all the time and I try my best to make our groundwork as close to horsey games as possible. For example, this picture was made in a moment when I had encouraged him to trot towards me and then quickly shifted my body language to tell him to back up, in hopes that he will shift his weight on his hindquarters and round his back, in order to be ready for the next trot. To do so, I had observed how geldings challenge each other out in the field in their games and am trying to mimic their movements and feel it all as something fun for both of us, so that Snickers can also be relaxed, proud and energetic at the same time. I love seeing how he opens up through such games, discovers his strenght, speed and agility, and how it makes me to stay fit in order to keep up. :) When we are working on something slower from the ground, I tend to switch to something faster and more energic as soon as I get a good response, to keep everything light and fun, for example - after working on lateral flexion we will trot or canter in a game of tag, after flexing in a circle I'll let him buck around the arena (and buck around myself
) if he feels like it, or suggest a rear or a good roll after something else. Anything that he likes and feels like doing, I'm happy to do with him, and so, step by step, everything that we do slowly turns into "feels like doing this!". Games are SO important for horses, I really think many people underestimate them greatly!