The last time that I rode him, I finally got the nerve up to put my spurs on. It is amazing, where he was sluggish to any hardness of leg cues before, I only had to brush him with a spur and he would respond wonderfully. Unfortunately, I have not ridden him since about February as he grew wider and my saddle fits about as well as a 34" bra on a whale. LOL. A new saddle is not in my budget at this time but fortunately, his training will wait.