Purpose... Not something that we think of often when we play with our horses. Well, maybe you do... But it's probably not first and foremost in our minds. Purpose can mean...
the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used,
to set as an aim, intention, or goal for oneself.
Bottom line, is that if our horses don't see a purpose to the things we are doing, it's like digging a hole to just fill it back up again. When we play with our horses, try to think of things to do that have a purpose! Don't just back up your horse for the sake of backing up. Or to 'perfect' it. Once they get the general idea, move on. It's the little things that make the big things come together!
Here are some examples of horses doing things with a purpose!! :)