Jimmi is three years old, very curious and friendly. He wants to be near the handler and her food pouch and doesnt know yet that people want horses to keep some distance.
Some of the topics that came up: getting to know the comfort zone of people, taking food more carefully, keeping distance while being fed, standing besides the handler relaxed without fumbling or nipping looking straight forward, being touched at the head/mouth/halter without nipping or head shaking, relaxing while the handler holds on to the halter, yielding to pressure.
This is the pony's second session of learning to pivot on the platform. His first session was about 3-4 minutes long (video in the previous post), then about a week later, this session.
In the first session, I tipped his head with the lead rope, and put pressure on his hind end. In the second session, I didn't touch him, but used one hand at his head to indicate "come", and one hand towards the hind to indicate "move away".
This pony (probably a Welsh / POA cross, not an Icelandic Horse :-)) is learning how to pivot on the platform; a good suppling exercise, and an extension of Parelli Natural Horsemanship's disengaging the hindquarters.