True forward impulsion comes from within, from the horse’s heart and spirit. Not from physical/external coercion. It results from a desire to ‘be with,’ to live, work, play, and share life together.
If you have a positive relationship on the ground before you ever mount up, it is easy to transpose locomotive movement learned there to minute physical cues when riding.
You only need three; forward, slow, stop.
We cannot solve the problems we have created, with the same thinking that created them. ~ Albert Einstein ~