Well, I pretty much just trail ride, so I don't 'work' on anything anymore.
well, that's not entirely true. I sometimes play games with myself and X, like . . "how little of rein can I apply to X in order to get him thinking on that side",
or, "can I get him to step ONLY his front feet over this log, and not assume that I want him to go all the way over", Now, can I get him to back off it. can I get him to jus stand, stradling this pole/log?
Can I get him to flick an ear back on me, so I know he is 'listening', and how little can I do to achieve this. Can I make him step to the right ONLY by stepping hard into my right stirrup. Can I make him move his left rear leg one step backwards.
Can I get him to walk off and decide /control which front leg steps off first.
Can I get him to put his nose right on a certain spot I pick out on the ground. Can I get him to stop exactly on such and such a place.
etc. etc. etc.