We have our horses at home and from what I read most posting seem to have them in barns and only see them a couple of times a week where I interact in one form or another daily. Perhaps that is some of the difference that enables myself and others I know who have their horses at home to get that cooperation from the horse. And of course there are times like any animal he will decide to ignore me, but that is not often.
The two white horses swiming together were in the trek where 100+ horses set out and the swimming hole was the finish point. The horses in question swam with there owners and by them selves and when they were called followed there owners back to camp 200 yards away, and that was amoungst all of the others taking a swim. There was even a minuture horse that wanderd around the camp having a look at every thing until whisled then it went to its owner. Not all horses are like that but that is where I am aiming with the training with Bugs. He is the one following me in the photo below.