I have a problem. I would like to teach my horse to turn on the hindquarter like they do in halter classes. You know how you spin your horse around without him moving his back feet? How do you teach a horse to do that??
This was my first try at it:
I put a standard chain on my horse(which I later replaced with a rope halter for the better pressure points) and took a small hand whip out with me to try to teach my horse. Once I finally have him standing square to start into the turn I tapped his from legs with my hand whip...He doesn't move, so I tap harder more persistant. He moves his front feet over properly, but as he starts to turn about half way around his back feet are practicly crisscrossed and he panics. All the feet move every which way and we have to start over.
Progress = 0
Is there a trick to this? Is my horse just a flop. I know he is old and set in his ways, but I have a little girl who desperately want to show him at our fair. Anyone with hints or tips please give them.