Originally Posted by candice and mateo
pressure on his hind quarters to get him to a trot. That's when he pulls. I will have to try the rope halter.
If he leads/yields well, perhaps he hasn't generalised yet to do it at a distance, so gradually increasing would be the answer. Perhaps he's had some bad experiences lunging, so doesn't think the same rules apply. Perhaps you could do with a lunging lesson or 2 with him, even if you're experienced with it, perhaps he's been taught in a different manner to you. Depends exactly how he's been taught of course, but I personally teach horses to yield to pressure wherever I apply it. So if I direct pressure at their hindquarters, they should move their hind end away from me. Perhaps this is why he's confused & resistant, if you keep pressure on that he doesn't understand. Agree with Punks that I wouldn't just go a rope halter for the reason of a stronger tool.