Originally Posted by Honeysuga
Yes, but when he offers to give her even the slightest of space, she should allow some release, you see absolutely none in this video, how is he supposed to learn when he is not let known when he is doing what she wants?
Exactly - her timing sucks.
There is no reward when he does the right thing, and she is giving the horse no clues about exactly what she wants him to be doing.
He stands still, she whacks him. He steps back, she whacks him. He moves away, she whacks him. He steps toward her, she whacks him. There is no release, there is no reward. At several points, she is the aggressor rather than "protecting her space."
It's bad enough LP is doing this, but this is the material they are marketing as a training program that anyone