Henny and I do a bit of stuff "at liberty" but it's never been on purpose. For starters, I can lead him around with just a hand on his opposite cheek. He'll turn, back, walk on, and stand with me doing that. It just happened one day, and he just listened, so I wouldn't be able to advise you how to do that. And a couple times already, out in his paddock, I'll be walking around and he'll start following me. So I play a little "game" where I walk on, stop, back up, and turn. He mimics my movements and is right there at my shoulder going along with me. If he wants to follow, awesome, if he doesn't, I stop and go about my business. It's not much to brag about or anything but it's a small start on my yearling. A connection this good at such a young age will come in handy when it comes time to break him.
There on the tips of fair fresh flowers feedeth he; How joyous his neigh,
there in the midst of sacred pollen hidden, all hidden he; how joyous his neigh