First, we are learning to use our "back up" command when I approach the stall. While it is a very basic point, in preparing for our Little Cowgirl Pony "Spring Break" Camp I decided it is a good review for River. It is also another way to remind River of the same sounds I use when asking for a backup in the saddle. A simple sh,sh,shh is our system.
Standing still for haltering is another area that I sometimes take fore-granted but the very thought of our well mannered Curlies walking over a young lady does not sit very so again it never hurts as grandmother always said, "learn your manners".