The main topic to be considered, is in asking an unnaturally burdened horse to move. What type of movement is most beneficial for that horse’s physical foundation and development with regard to carrying weight, his emotional stability and the enrichment of his conscious mind with education, practices and experiences?
Discipline is the internal governance of the rider or trainer. This self-guidance isn’t rigid, intransigent or hollow. It is a gentle, hyper-engaged, and positive demeanor that projects steadiness and engenders trust. Combined with knowledge and experience, the disciplined rider/trainer can project groundedness, self-control, calmness, love and empathy.
Have a horse that is claustrophobic or difficult in structured spaces (indoor or outdoor arena)? Starting with a new horse or playing with a foal?
Use a makeshift arena corner in a field, paddock or pasture to introduce friendly, intriguing spacial ‘elements’.