Can you teach a horse to rate ?
I guess anything is possible with enough time and patience.
Outlaw knows the barrel pattern both to the left and right. He will run it either way.
At a contolled, easy canter, he makes great turns, but any faster and he is way wide.
Same thing with poles. He weaves his way down and back, but won't make short, clean, sharp turns.
At a walk or trot, he knows "whoa" and will stop without any rein. Heck, lean back and he will stop without me saying a word.
I have nothing but time with him and very little $$ invested in Outlaw, so I am not looking for or expecting a 1 week miracle. I am hoping to have him working better by summer's end.
I do see very small daily improvements.
Now I am just looking for suggestions. Something that may have worked for you that I have not tried or thought of.