So I am trying to teach my yearling to pivot in-hand. It took me quite a while to teach my mare how to and she still isn't perfect (but I don't really care if she is or not). I tried to teach my yearling the same way but he just doesn't get it. I taught my mare by saying "shoulder" and tapping her on the shoulder with a whip. Every time she moved her shoulder away from me, I praised her. Now she pivots pretty good and I taught her to spin under saddle. I've only taught her to pivot so I'm not exactly an expert on teaching it to a horse. Have me do anything else and I can teach the horse great lol. Just not pivoting in-hand.
Any help and advice is helpful!!! Thank you in advance.