Here are some ways to get the “go button” working and create a willingness to move forward freely.
Handled the right way, the process of teaching your horse to accept the spray from a water hose can lay the groundwork for solving future training problems.
If a horse doesn’t have good self-carriage at slow speeds, he will only have more trouble at faster gaits.
To go from “rider” to “true horseman” requires learning all that you can about horses, as well as how to show them leadership.
It takes time to build a language both you and your horse understand. But by rewarding small steps in the right direction, you will advance your goal, and pretty soon you’ll be having a great conversation.