Al didn't have as much time on the snaffle bit as he should've so I put him on long lines to teach backing up. Just past the halfway point in the video you will see the light bulb start to go on. And yes. I work without gloves in the round pen. I have my reasons. But YOU should always wear gloves with horses on a line.
And yes. That saddle does not fit him. I only used it to run the lines through hobbled stirrups. He now has a NEW $600 saddle that does fit him.
Go, RC!!! Best of luck in Scottsdale! ~FH
(ETA- Just finished another 45 minutes in the RP with today's follow-up session. Al hit his back up cues 3 times in a row straight out of the gate with only the slightest back pressure I could manage with the heavy cotton lines! So we moved on to following the bit for turns and away-from-pressure cues; shoulders, barrel, hips and butt rope drill. He was focused, attentive, submissive and seems to genuinely enjoy learning new things. He's really showing his Arabian IQ now!)