Training a horse to respond to seat and leg will not happen overnight, it takes consistent work. I've had my gelding since late May, and just this past weekend I decided to "test" him while we were cooling down - I held the reins at the buckle and practiced steering him with my seat and leg only, no rein involvement. It was neat to see that he responded so well, but the change has been gradual, and we are only solid on seat/leg only (rein thrown away) at the walk right now; any stronger gait and he needs the support to channel the energy.
I really want to go in depth into HOW to train a horse to respond to seat and leg, but my thumb is cramping. If I have time tonight to pop on my laptop, I will take some time to explain the "how" - its Ronan's day "off" free from me so I may have time haha. Posted via Mobile Device