When I was having a lot of trouble with Phar Lap in the beginning and he was getting really dangerous for me to ride my trainer put him in a round pen and had us join up. He made him keep cantering by throwing the lunge line towards him then he would reel it back in. He made him canter one way until his mouth wasn't so tight lipped. It was easy to miss but I saw the difference and it doesn't last very long. Then he turned him and did the same thing. When he had Phar Lap stop he walked right up to me and I was told to touch his forehead and walk away. He followed me! I even ran around the pen and Phar Lap was with me step for step. It was an amazing feeling for me because of all the struggles I had with him. He was so defiant on EVERYTHING and that moment was just one of the best feelings. Ever since then I can just call his name and he will come right up to me and follow me anywhere no matter where we are. And before he never wanted much to do with me.
Last edited by alexis rose; 10-26-2012 at 03:57 AM.