Ok so this might depend a bit on opinion I'm not sure. I was just wondering what do you class as the basics a well broke horse should know? Not necessarily a top show horse of any kind just a basic well broke horse if that makes sense. When I was using someone else's ponies a few years ago they all knew ground work like turning their hindquarters off pressure, turning the forehand, backing up, walking/trotting in hand, lunging and more things I possibly can't remember. But for example my boy Sam didn't seem to get the whole move off pressure except for walking, backing up and stopping. With a lot of pushing on my part he now turns his hindquarters, forehand, and sidepasses. There is definite room for improvement but he has come a long way. Before if you put any pressure on him when riding he thought this meant faster. If you asked to turn it was always a stiff turn on a dime to go in the other direction. There was no bending or sidepassing. He also doesn't seem to have a clue what I was asking when I tried to lunge him. I just thought at least some of this was basic training but maybe I was wrong.
So what do you think is basic stuff a well broke horse should know in hand and under saddle??