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First I had to get them out of the pasture and into the paddock. I was a herding dog in another life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6ZSi8fLbp0

Toby's session in the round pen. DISCLAIMER: I am not a horse trainer, nor do I play one on TV. This is what works for my horse. It may not work for anyone else's horse. These videos are for entertainment purposes only, for those who were interested in the thread yesterday about round penning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbyyGij9hS0
 

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Okay... here's what I learned from the round pen vids. I watched Toby's back... straight as a yardstick, and he carrys the full movement in his legs.

I can see why riders are taught to use their legs and not to "bounce" up and down when riding. You have to become one with the horse, don't you. Rider has to be just as controlled and as fluid as the horse?
 

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Love the herding! Toby is moving nicely. I don't blame him for wanting to stop to poop. It can't be comfortable doing a "run and dump!"
 

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I've been on some horses that don't care. You'll see horses pooping before a race on the racetrack.
 
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