I was asked to take my friends horse in for training when she went away for the Air Force. The person who was "training" him before me was doing A LOT more harm then good! She asked this person to train him western.. and she used so much force this poor horse would start dripping sweat after a 20 min ride.. even if it was just trotting with his head in teh sky!! The second you got on him [this is from experience] he would speed off at teh walk with his head up in the sky and start prancing.. I rode this horse BEFORE that "trainer" got to him and he was nothing like that.. well anywaysss after 3-4 months of work I got through his shell and got some trust and relaxation through the help of parelli. Got his permission to ride him and did a lot of circle work and bending to keep him from bracing and getting to nervous. Well this is where we ended up :)
I know he's a bit behind the verticle. Let me know what you think :) don't be to harsh though because I am REALLY proud of what I did with him. And everyone who sees me ride him can't really believe its the same horse. This horse use to perposily run into the other horses when being ridden. Now he's actually respectful when riding.