Forgive my rant but I am frustrated. Frustrated with a horse that is so young and stubborn (I know it isn't his fault and I don't take it out on him), and frustrated with books that tell you how to train the perfect horse! Why don't training books tell you what to do when the horse doesn't follow directions? My horse is a RMH and was trained as a big puppy for the first year. Moving away from me is the last thing on his mind, and although we are building respect he is still 2 and stubborn. Today for instance I wanted him to circle me. Simple request in ALL of the training books and videos. I can get him to walk and sometimes the next gait (still don't know what it is called), as long as it isn't clockwise! He did it once two days ago but not today. NO matter how much I pushed his shoulder the right way, wave the rope, bop him in the face because he wont move, turn him by looking at this hips he would NOT walk clockwise! What do you do with this? I tried leading him and he was fine, but it is like he doesn't want his right side facing me! I am perplexed and frustrated! Please help!