We have been spending countless hours on ground work to build up our relationship, and his trust in me. He now picks all four feet up by voice command and from one side, ground ties, long lines, and does most of the seven games by Parelli (we are still working on desensitizing him to the whip, he will allow you to direct him or play with him with the end of the lead rope).
I am just looking for new ideas as to how to gain his confidence in me on the ground - for example new exercises, things you do with your horse on the ground, exercises you know about from other trainers. Things of that nature! He learns rather quickly, and while repetition is great for training, he is getting pretty bored! Thank you!