I am riding a new horse, Shady, for trail riding at the small barn where I take lessons while the weather makes outdoor arena work impossible. It is like a hockey rink buried under varying depths of snow. Shady is low man in the herd and my one previous contact with him was just to greet him as I past to catch my lesson horse. The first time I went to get him to ride after I had haltered him he did not want to move. All the lead ropes are short 4 foot ones so not much to twirl for energy and I ended up with the steady tug method. I watched one of Leslie's old videos and thought about how I could get feel with such a small lead rope. Next time I tried bringing up my energy and thinking what I wanted Shady to do and even with the small lead I made sure there was a float in it. When I walked off and he wasn't moving I kept the float but moved from forward to a step off to the side. Much to my surprise it worked and he followed me and once his feet were unstuck he led fine. Good luck along40.