Horses learn much quicker and are less likely to get confused, if you teach them in small steps rather than attempting a trick all at once.
If you spend a little bit of time planning the tricks before you start training it makes it easier for the horse to learn the trick. This is because you are clear about how you are going to teach your horse the trick and you are only teaching him small parts that he can understand easily.
To help you plan tricks use a ‘Trick Planner’. You can download a blank Trick Planner and an example of a filled out one from here:
Make it easier for your horse to learn a new trick by teaching them in small steps.