Every horse I train knows voice command stop first. We work on decompressing and building confidence and boundaries and respect while lunging daily. We incorporate the stop and encourage patience from the beginning.
My horse’s all stand quietly while tied, in the horse trailer, loose in the grooming area or anywhere I want them to stand in general.
When they are started under saddle they stand quietly while being mounted and dismounted. They look forward to the stop and if unsure they stop instead of react and bolt etc.
Strong buildings that last the test of time have strong foundations, just like a good horse.
In order to grow to your fullest potential you must first have strong roots well planted in the ground, like a good horse it all begins with the groundwork.