So I'm sure there have been threads before about this but couldn't find any. I have been working with my 3 year old to teach her to lie down on command. I don't just want it for a cute trick (although that's nice too) but so that eventually I can get on her bareback without a mounting block.
I would love to do it without ropes but not really sure how. I can get her to lift her foot on command and tuck her head in but she is so balanced that she wont lean at all. So unless I use ropes I'm not really sure how to proceed.
What do you think of this video.
Just watched the first minute but it seemed to work really well. My girl is very relaxed and trusts me totally so I wouldn't be worried about her freaking out and getting hurt. I would do it in my round pen which has nice soft sand so she won't get sore knees.
Please be totally honest in your opinions as you won't hurt my feelings. Some of you may think that this is a waste of time and that is fine but I still want to teach it.