It seems you just unlocked the wonderful world of mimicry!
ItÂ´s often a by-product of clicker training.
I believe horses have a natural talent for copying movements due to being a herd animal. They copy each other a lot on the pastures. When we implement a positive kind of training they get rewarded for initiative and for actively learning new things. Thus they are enticed to copy us, because mimicry is one of the most important ways for horses to learn.
What I did to get towards Spanish Walk was to practice Jambette first. We were talking about it in JessieÂ´s diary
the other day, if youÂ´re interested. Jambette brought several benefits for Mucki and me. Firstly it visibly strengthend his pectoral and abdominal muscles. I had the impression of MuckiÂ´s chest growing considerably.
Secondly his balance got better. Standing on three feet and lifting the other is not easy! And finally he learned to lift his shoulders and sit back a bit. It was also an unforeseen detour to introduce a cue for lifting the base of the neck, as needed for Ramener for example.
So I really think Jambette is a cool exercise
. And occasionally it opens up the way for Spanish Walk.
One caveat though: Jambette is also a good exercise to get green and blue shins or other nice lesions