I'm just curious really. I taught my first horse a few very, very simple things. I had intentions to teach her a few other tricks, but never got around to it before we had to put her down. I saw Tommy Turvey at the world horse expo in PA and I thought he was absolutely amazing. He is really, really good with his animals, and he was just a gentle guy. You could tell his horses held great respect for him. I'm just wondering if any of you have taught your horses tricks, and what kinds. I would like to work on a few things with my new two year old over the summer. I would love to teach her to bow and "shake" her hoof or wave hello. My other horse would lift her hoof when I asked, but I usually did this to stretch her out before riding. Tommy Turvey made it look sooo easy when he was teaching a pony to lay down. That is an awesome trick, but there are a LOT of steps to get there. I would be happy if I could just get my mare to bow! There was an excellent book I picked up once that showed how to teach the tricks using natural movements for the horse. It showed how to teach each trick in little tiny steps, which eventually led up to the whole trick. I would love to find that book again, but can't for the life of me remember what is was called! I do know that my horse LOVES to please and she loves being praised, so I think she'll enjoy learning tricks!