Responding to pressure and reins
I'm working on saddle breaking my 3 year old standie. He's doing great with voice commands (walk, trot, halt) and is working on backing.
As he was trained to sulky, I'm having some difficulty getting him to understand leg pressure. What I have just started doing is putting the bridal on him and walking alongside him. I'll put pressure with my hand on his side, and tell him to walk on. I have been doing this on both sides to try and make him understand that pressure on his sides means to move forward. He is doing alright, but I would like to know if there is anything else I can be doing to help him along (without actually riding him). Same thing goes for responding to the rein. He's starting to learn turning, but is having trouble understanding that pressure on both reins means stop.
Does anyone have any advice?
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