Training and exploring a relationship with a horse is a multi-faceted pursuit. We work on important building blocks, but how about a top-down approach?
Zeus arrived with a halter on. Not long after he was here I took it off. I was cautioned, ???Good luck getting it back on!??? At that point I made several commitments: I would train him without it. I would never restrain him. I would focus only on his acceptance, release and commitment. Where are we at now?