Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Just an update, I tried again with the crop today and he was MUCH better behaved that he was without it. I tried over exaggerating our 'whoa' (heels way up by his shoulders, seat way back) and he responded very well to that, also had much smoother walk/trot and trot/walk transitions. The only thing he wouldn't do were the three groundpoles we had laid out (he'll do a single pole, and he'll do two poles, but he actually dropped his haunches almost to the ground and backpedaled when I tried to make him walk over three) but even things like the tossing of his head were better today.
I'll still try and get that video though!