Thanks Rookie, Yep I'm very happy with my Standie, I cant believe how SMART he is. He keeps opening gates and taking my TB for walks!
I didn't know they use voice control on the track, I did notice he listens a lot when we're riding, always the one ear back at me.
Saddlebag you are spot on, as soon as I pick up the reins he speeds up. I have got to get out of the bad habit : pull back on reins to stop horse.
Righto, so its 1. release the reins
2. Slow down the posting
3. verbal "woah" or "steady"
4. sit down, exhale and make sure no leg on.
Cheers guys, I will give this a go today!