Originally Posted by Tayz
Thankyou so much for your input, that is quite interesting to read. Will defiently try that tomorrow. :) My boy does test the boundaries as he is only 6 so I always have to be ready. But he does try very hard and I'm trying hard to do it all right.
I apologize for my mistaking him as a MARE. LOL. My comment still stands though. My mare tests boundaries....she is only 5. Let me know how it works out!!!!
Also, I just watched again. He actually looks like he was trying to listen to you but he was getting mixed messages. When he came in to you, you were actually in front of him with your shoulder and body, which is what he is supposed to do. If he does it randomly while everything is going good well that's the time to get after him about it lol. Also, after you sent him back out you did a good job of keeping him going but at some point you took a step back. He caught that because his attitude changed and he got you to take 2 or three more steps back (he probably thought, YAY I'm winning). Also, when you cracked the whip harder at the end and he bucked out, your shoulder was turned in again so you said "GO!" with the whip and "STOP!" with your body. It's okay though, I was like this at first with my mare. She hated me for it lol. We are finally starting to understand each other more. It just takes time (I've had her only since October).