My history is I was on the back of a horse when I was 8 year old and only rode with a horse being led. Then I actually got my first horse when I was 16. This colt was 6 months old. I studied and learned how to teach a horse basic ground manners and this all eventually led to breaking the horse to ride with very basic skills. Over time, I was allowed to care for and break and train a couple of two year olds and began to learn more and more each time different ways to approach breaking and training techniques. I always had nose in a book, my ears listening, and my mouth always asking questions on how to teach a horse something.
Some of the terminology used on this board I don't understand because I have never came across it. My riding style is western and I only know what an english saddle looks like (never took the time to learn anything about this style of riding)
1. Flexing - ?
2. Disengaging hind quarters - ?
3. Bending laterally and vertically - ?
4. Collect - ? Something to due while they are moving
** As I find more terms, I will post them. I only want to know what other people are refereing to or talking about when they leave a message on this board about training.