Originally Posted by Reeltje
Your horse knows very nice tricks! I love the hug, it's so cute!
Did you learn him to lay down out of rolling?
About the bow(on one knee), I think your horse should learn the 'split' too. Do you even have a name for this in english? It's when the frontlegs and hindlegs are far apart from each other. You can see my post on page 3 with pictures of my horse. Your horse moves his weight perfectly to the back, but he doesn't have enough space to stretch his front leg as you can see. I think if he has more space it would be a nicer bow
He responds perfect to you, really nice! :) Do you have youtube with vids about the tricks?
Thank you! The hug is his most recent ones, he likes that one. Hehe.
Nope, I taught it by first the bow then teaching him to roll over from there. He pretty much bows then flops over like a dead fish. I've tried to get him to gracefully do it, but to no avail. I don't do it often because he isn't very fond of it and I think with his old age it isn't very comfortable.
I kind of just consider that stretching I guess. Jake actually chooses to keep himself so together, I always try to spread him out more so he doesn't have to bend his front leg as much, but he likes to have his hindquarters underneath him. I don't know, because he is older I let him choose how he does things. Lol.
I do but they are all old and rather crudely done. I need to get some new video, he does pretty much everything at liberty now. I'll make a post when I do happen to get the video, I probably will do that in two weeks when I have some time off during daylight hours.