Stands to mount: B-. stands reasonably well, sometimes shifts away from the rider. Fusses if a short rein is held.
Walk: B. Has a nice smooth easy walk, still tossing his head and mildly annoyed at being told where to go, not directionally challenged, simply has his own opinions.
Trot: C. He has a reasonably balanced trot, and usually doesn't drop his inside shoulder in turns. He prefers to trot with no rein contact whatsoever, and continues to toss his head (2nd ride trotting) when asked to turn or steer.
Halt: D. Struggles against the bit when asked to halt. Have confirmed no dental or fit issues, and behavior is improving very rapidly, appears to be an old bad habit or possibly poor fitting tack in his past. Is improving quickly, but still struggles.
Dismount: A. Stands calmly as soon as the right foot comes out of the stirrup, relaxes to stand calmly to dismount.
Canter: not at this time.
Riding outside the indoor arena: not yet.
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