I tried it. Had to stop it. My mare will still run the full gamut when she wants a treat, a year later. I only did it a few times. She is REALLY food motivated and very smart. So, trying to mount while the clever girl twirls around, bows, Spanish-walks...and I laugh...yeah... My horsemanship is good enough to teach her the tricks but not good enough to make her forget them :)
My horses are food motivated but not like your mare --- that's my Rottweiler,, she is the biggest food monger I have ever seen, lollol
The first thing that gets their attention is the palm of my hand when I say "wait - wait for a cookie". Most of the time either one will stop in their tracks but I'd better be quick with the payout, lol
They both know to lift their heads when I say "head up".
I can generally get either of them to stop going down the aisle, if I say "whoa - whoa for a cookie" and I'm 20 feet behind them.
When Duke was alive and it was his turn for an evening shower, I would open his stall door, say "let's get a bath, pick your spot". He would go stand who here he wanted under the overhang and not move an ear until I said "ok, you're done". He would then go back to his stall. One time I made the mistake of saying "you're almost done". Duke heard "done" and back to his stall he went,lolol
Both my current horses know "let's get a bath". I never tie horses for baths, but the horse in my avatar will stand outside, without a halter, like Duke did.
The horse in my avatar taught himself how to nod his head up & down, ears forward, and look at the cookie jar. Hard to say no to that.