Originally Posted by reininfool15
um well if you think bout it well it does your horse will find it easier to stand still when you get on I have some training experience and it has worked but it doesnt matter don't argue with me it worked for my horse and it was just a suggestion and its not a big deal don't worry about it
and it was a suggestion born out of experience which adds validity to the approach you used especially considering it has worked for you. To me there is no question about whether or not he has learnt considering he has stopped doing it.
That's what its all about really. Different things work for different people and horses. It comes down to what works for you and while that approach may not work for everyone it may well work for someone else. Its good to have a list of 'back up' plans if one way doesnt work ;)