Here is a story that might shock you.
The reason that I am sharing it is that I hope that it will help you to understand how important the “Whoa” and “Go” responses are. Having a great gas pedal and break on a horse is the secret to a horse’s willingness to perform. This response also develops a dependable horse under saddle that will respond to light aids. It also produces beautiful movements and natural collection and straightness.
But how I learned this was over a period of time that took place in an abusive form. After it was over I wanted never to train a horse again. I wanted to think that you should never train a horse to stop and go with this kind of precision and that just to train this response into a horse was an act of abuse. What was occurring was that I wanting to throw out the baby with the bath water. But much later I learned that all of this could be trained in an enjoyable experience for the horse from a method that I developed once I settled down to it’s importance years later.
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