Well, after working with my horse and his respect level towards me, we've made good progress. He respects my space at ALL times, listens to me and my body language and is an all around better horse.
My question is do you consider leading with just a lead rope loosely around the neck to be dangerous or a good trust exercise?
What I do is
1. Make sure all main gates are closed along with open runs and turnout fields.
2. Look for anyone riding, walking, driving, etc. before leading.
The only times I do lead like this is to make our daily walk to the indoor which is about 50 feet away and to move in and out of turnout.
I like to do this because I personally think it tells my horse that I trust him, and in return he trust me.
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