Originally Posted by GoldRush
He was wonderful on the lead, and we actually bonded more by walking like this, as he came to trust me more and more.
My trainer told me once about how Native Americans would "break" a horse. They would tie the halter rope around their waist and set out into the wilderness. The horse learned he moved when they moved, ate when they ate, drank when they drank, and rested when they rested. The same as an alpha in the herd, the horse came to depend on everything from it's master, giving the master alpha position, and trust to take care of it.