A picture says a Thousand words
Take this photo for example. By the way, that is Xander in the photo. That is me with him. Me as in William Thatcher of Viking Ranch! Yes, I am apart of Viking Ranch too. I am the one that runs the Ranch. I train our personal horses, I do our own horses feet, I am one of the breeders at Viking Ranch. I do tack cleaning, tack repair. Along with riding lessons, and so much more here at the Ranch.
Back to the photo. You can see my body is relaxed, focused on moving the horse forward. The whip used as an extension of my arm. I am also doing what in the photo? I am walking towards/behind the driveline of the horse. (I should probably do a video about the driveline.) Everything about my body language is saying to the horse to move forward.