When they say a camera adds ten pounds they aren't kidding lol. I hate posting videos with me in them, but hopefully you're too busy staring at gorgeous Chrome to pay attention to me lol.
I'm sure you noticed at one point he was kicking at the handkerchief, but it was in my direction. I clicked before he kicked and he didn't even hear it so I know he was completely focused on the target. He was not kicking at me! And he really wasn't anywhere near close enough for me to be in danger. I will be watching out for this though and try not to reward kicks out with the hind feet. Picking his hind feet up toward his body is great because that can eventually lead to collected moves like the Piaffe, but not out! I don't think we're going to be doing the Capriole any time soon lol. Anyway let me know what you think. It's a lot of fun and great exercise. :)
Almost forgot, at the end of the video I was working on yielding his shoulder. This is only our second time practicing it and he's already figuring it out. It's funny because he picked up his right front and held it in the air a second before he realized he was supposed to step across. I was using really light pressure to start out with and increasing it very gradually. I still never had to shove him or anything. I don't want to have to push him around for him to respond to me so I try to keep the cues light. When he figures it out I'll drop my right hand and only cue from where my knee would be in a dressage saddle. :)
Also after we put the camera up and fed the horses I had my husband give me a leg up so I could lay across Chrome's back and fed him treats. He loved it. :D I wish we could have gotten it on tape. I'll set up the tripod next time. My husband worked with Faran too, but I'll do his post tomorrow. I have to get up at 5am so off to bed for me.