Giving to pressure in the halter has not always been Oakleys forte’ although he has improved remarkably over time. His understanding of following pressure on the lead has come along way from the early days when he reared away from it, I now move the rope in the direction I want him to go and he follows the weight of the rope!

This halter training is a progression to start training his mouth to yield to pressure… and eventually training the same under saddle.

Today we started day one of working on Oakleys mouth, we will take very slow steps here to make sure we get it right the first time!

Photo’s show Oakley getting used to pressure on each side of his mouth and giving to the pressure.

Oakley making friends with his training gear!