~Learn how to read a horse's misbehavior as communication, then you will be able to understand how to help your horse do what you want it to do.~
The DOR practiced this with Sir Royal Pain yesterday. Not that he was misbehaving...actually he was really good. He was much better than I would have been, especially if I had been forced to wear floral boots.
There were some obstacles that he wasn't to sure about once she was mounted and wasn't leading him through. He was secure when she was on the ground because she did everything first. Once she was mounted she was still leading the way, just not in a manner that he could understand. They worked their way through things and had a really good day.
Remember a human is always leading their horse, whether on foot or mounted. Our behavior is just a way of telling you we are having an issue.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!