Friday since I had the day off I went out to the barn and worked with Chief. And thought this would be a good day to go through each one of Clinton Anderson ground work exercises in his I and II series. He did good, no problems until we got to the sending exercise, when he turned his head/neck and took off. He does it so fast that it caught me off guard :flaming: and after he does it's not like he goes running wild around the barn visiting horses he'll run off and stop to graze. I brought him back we did some more exercises. Then let him cool off, let him stand and put him away. It was a long day for him and I was probably doing too much at one time. But I was letting him rest between exercises and repititions. Oh and we were not in the round pen, I was doing these exercise in a different area to give him a new 'setting'. Thought he might be bored with being in the round pen, silly me for trying to liven up his training So Saturday I worked him again we didn't do as many exercises but we did the sending and the lounging for respect stage 1 and 2 - and he started to really pinning his ears at me, and it didn't matter what I did - make him hustle his feet, let him rest didn't matter he would pin his ears. I don't want him to be angry when we do ground work, I want him to respect me and do what I ask of him with a good attitude. Any suggestions - the other suggestions that I've gotten from other groups is - stay in the round pen, keep the sessions shorter, mix it up for him when doing the lounging - 1/2 circle YH, 1/2 YH again, full circle YTH etc... Any other suggestions?