May I start to praise the leading exercises? Leading exercises are often enormously underestimated but yet they are so incredibly good to start with. In the basic leading exercises you and your horse are learning a common body language and you find a way of working together. With the more advanced leading exercises you start dancing together! The horse will bend itself around you, you extend and collect using your body language and start to melt together into one mental unit. The feeling of a centaur is appearing.
Equipment: Cavesson with rein and a whip to be used as your extended arm. If you have no cavesson, use a halter or your bridle.