Some years ago, Sharon taught me to handle my new foal so that the foal and I could stay safe.  We taught her to wear a halter and yield to pressure and to be comfortable being handled all over.  As she grew up we taught her to lunge and lunge with head down, wear a saddle and accept being ridden.  One day she would not lead without rearing up and throwing herself on the ground, initially it seemed like I was doing something wrong but Sharon looked for a pain related reason and quickly discovered caps on her teeth were causing pain when the halter put pressure on them.  Meanwhile leading from the bridle was fine as there was no pressure on the lower jaw. We got the Vet to remove the caps and my girl was back to normal.  This is just one example of the hundreds of things Sharon taught me with regards to problem solving with my horses.                                                                                         Karen Field