I've been working very hard to help Patxi re-program the way he carries himself, sees life, and feels it...
Basically, in helping him to learn to control his emotions, he becomes more confident.
In helping him to find correct body posture, he feels better, and therefore responds to outside stimuli better, too.
In helping him to relax and feel safe, we build more and more mutual
And, in the process, my desire to help him has kept me searching for new and better tools to help him with (and honing the ones I have),
making me a better rider for him.
It's a lovely journey for the both of us!
(In this clip, I thought I'd give him a break from the bit. I clipped on some reins to his halter.)