Don't you just love this forum. I always learn a lot from threads like this.
yeah i do
i especially love the different perspectives and the different ways of stating the problem with the different solutions and explanations
even though most of them are inline with each other and compliment each other -- they show just enough variance to pick up some of the subtleties
tinyliny: she needs to learn how to follow her nose
Sahara: i need to control the different parts of the horse
Cherie: she is rubbernecking and her shoulders are not following her head/neck
and thanks to Ian McDonald's series on Barn/Buddy sour issues, i realized i have something that would work better than a riding crop --- i have some 9/16" dowel rods that are 2-3 feet long and wrapped in tape ... so i can use it to touch either side of the hip or shoulder as needed