Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Turning circles are always great. If a horse it walking in a tight circle, he can't really squash you because his hindquarters have to follow his front, and thats being pulled around you. They also have difficult running when they are being spun in a circle, and they aren't as distracted about whats around them. If they are moving they can't fidget.
Whats more horses don't really like going in continuous cirlces, and they seem to settle quickly. Everytime he does what he does I would pull him in a tight circle until he settles, then start walking again.