In that case I suppose the way I have been attempting to do it is probably about right then. I am trying to acheive those things and the horse is pretty soft and is mostly OK in his balance now. I will keep working on him. It is taking a long time, but thats OK. I dont have a have a particular time schedule for the horse - or me. The move you call 'the rocker' works well for this horse to help him coil his huge loins. He is at last finding himself and is able to mostly carry out balanced transitions without hollowing.
Jacquie, TURN just as soon as you feel him brace, every single time you feel him brace. Then after the turn, make a down transition as soon as that can be done softly. Then go a few steps in the walk, set his body to a curve, and make the up transition without permitting him to straighten out. And as soon as he has made the transition -- he may brace during the transition but within a few steps of making a curved transition it will fade out of there, and you don't let him off the curve until it does. But as soon as he gets soft, make another down transition and rub his neck and give him the buckle and walk a while before doing this whole sequence again.
Not the rocker for this, so much as asking for the longest possible steps, then the shortest possible steps, then the longest possible steps at a WALK. 30 long, 10 short, 50 long, 10 short, 30 long, 10 short, then on the buckle and rest. By "short" I mean a step that is five inches long. By "long" I mean a step that is a yard and a half wide.
The secret to getting passionate, involved, more-than-willing responses is SHORT BOUTS and MANY TRANSITIONS.