Originally Posted by katieandduke
really, really good job!!!!! Yall are amazing! If you don't mind me asking how did you teach your horse to obey you with just the rope on his neck? I want to teach duke to do that oneday! Your horse is so gorgeous!
Hehe thank you! I mainly have the rope because our stops from the canter still are not that great. How I started was dropping my reins and getting him to listen to my seat and my legs, did this at the walk, trot, and canter. We can go from a walk to a stop, trot to stop but our canter to stop still needs some work. Like I said once he listened to me while I dropped my reins, I gave it a shot bearback (he felt my aids MUCH BETTER) and then tried with just a lead rope etc. Till now we just have the rope (mainly for stoping purposes). The main idea is just getting them to listen to your seat and legs
. It helps he is so willing to please.