Ok, gotcha, the video of Ice is very helpful! Lol. This is just a suggestion, it's worked for me so that's why I'm suggesting it. First, when you do lunge him, can you let him have more rope? He's pretty tight on it and if you give his head more freedom he might relax more. For sending him off, are you familiar with how to do the Send in the Circling Game? The problem he is having is that he isn't yielding his front end....if the front end leaves, the rest of the body follows. If this were a horse I was working with, I'd first make sure he can yield his front end, hind end, and sideways using the Driving Game technique (since it's a prerequisite for the Circling Game) and then use the Send technique in the Circling Game. A big key is to aim your energy more at his shoulder/base of the neck rather than his butt.....but if he doesn't know how to yield from implied pressure (driving game) than it's going to be harder for you to fix it. Once he knows the basics of that, to suit the way you want him to go you can always drive him sideways then ask him to go...hard to explain but I like to play around with how many ways I can send my horse...keeps things interesting.
Last edited by Spirithorse; 12-02-2009 at 04:06 PM.