Yeh he's getting there im only working with him when I can get out to the property im trying to get out this weekend. But in saying that I may not be able to. Im going to call "mum" and see if she will have me weather permitting for the weekend or over night (shes not my real mum my mum died when I was 15 but she is a neighbor who pretty much took me in when ever I needed to get away from home)
I will buy a hackamore (theres one on special at the moment) and ill also see if mum has a corner I can leave my gear in, in one of the sheds.
After my old horse died 2 weeks ago I put his bridle on the young bloke (resized it) and ill pull his other bridle apart and put the hackamore on it
He responds well to the halter on the ground because he's been haltered and led a lot. Does your horse move his hindquarter and shoulder independently when you ask? I'm working on it with my girl and she's 7 months old. At the moment I'm just satisfied with either, or both, going sideways, because I'm teaching her the concept of going sideways when I ask.
I havent done mush moving sideways unless he's been in the road of my doing something with the oldbloke and its been more of a *tap on the side* "get over" till he moves and then usually he moves his rump then his shoulder but on a rare occasion he goes all at once.