Originally Posted by rlcarnes
he seems smart he'll figure it out and then you will be right back to square 1. Good luck! And keep us posted on your progress!
He does seem very smart! I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of horse intelligence, but I am really impressed with how quick he can learn. Or relearn? I don't know how much he already knew, but was choosing to ignore.
I went out to work on woah and backing up, only worked for seriously 10 minutes because of the heat, such a hot day. But even in that small amount of time, with the same technique I use to move him forward, he went from not stopping when I did, and really putting up a fight to take even one step back, to stopping just a teeny bit after I did and backing up afew steps with a bit of halter pressure. He's a great horse! I'm sure on the next cloudy day I'll be able to really polish those two skills up - then it's on to what... yielding the hips and the shoulder, right? Stay tuned!