Hi tiny.. I put my ear right next to the speaker and could hear most of the video.. my quesiton is.. why just hold on to one rein? I understand using a stick/whip type thing I saw in some of the other videos but I don't understand your one rein.
This is still not the video I saw earlier and I'm still searching.
The one rein is just for your convenience since you have to stay put on the block or fence, you can't be changing reins, and reaching around to his other side. It give the horse the freedom to move around, if he will, and then you redirect him . So, he can make a "wrong" choice. I am not forcefully holding him there by gripping his mouth from both sides (holding both reins at the jaw). But, if he moves away, I dont' let go, I just keep him "drifting" around me until he kind of moves back into a place where he can line up again. Give lots of well timed releases when he goes anywhere in the direction I am wanting him to go.
The only time I hold firmly to the rein is when he walks straight into me or tries to push me off the block. Then I kind of freeze my hands, and if necessary, I would apply a "back up" pressure with my body language , or wiggling the rein or the lead. Whatever is at hand to say "don't push into me".
AGain, the video is just a lark, and the quality sucks, but I had not seen anyone on Youtube demonstrate that way of holding only one rein. IT is really helpful.