Originally Posted by tinyliny
Just keep in mind that teaching a horse charming tricks is not a replacement for the sort of ground work that instills respect for the handler. Some folks who teach tricks end up getting way into their horse's space and letting him into theirs, and losing focus on the important things while getting all excited if the hrose can stand on a pedestal or kick a ball. Those things do add to your ability to read your horse and maybe direct him. But they can have you getting slower and slower until you can't get your horse to Go! When you say "Go!"
I agree. I just wasnt trying to be rude to the responce was all. I have taught him some, but I use voice commands for them because I don't want him just to do them when ever and expect a treat. I want him to do them when I want them.
The run in that is all his is divided in half and I have ever so happily been able to have him going into the other side(half b) when I am putting his food down in half a. And he wont go into half a when I am in there. Which makes me very pleased because there is nothing like a horse trying to run you over for food. >:/
I am how ever going to work on lunging more and just more time out of saddle also. I am trying to get him to be less food driven by petting him(for some reason he doesn't get that as praise anymore :( ) more and treating smaller or not as often.