Originally Posted by laceyf53
My pet peeve with my last gelding was keeping his mind engaged. !
I don't worry about my horse's mind. I am off in my own little world and I let the horse alone. Reins slack and just jogging long thinking about everything but the horse. He knows what I will do if he misbehaves, I know what I will do so we leave it at that and we both enjoy the outing. I also hate talking on a ride, I like quiet and only the occassional word comes from me communicating with the horse and he will listen for those words of wisdom