Ok, so I just wanted to post how well tonight went with Traum!!
We set out tonight first very patiently standing in the cross ties for a good half hour while I chit chatted with the BO's. Then hardly even flinched as I put the surgicle on him for the 1st time!
I do, though, have a problem and that is the leather reins don't give him enough release on his mouth. So off to fleet farm to get some rope.
So, then, I decided to try other things, one of which probably wasn't the brightest thing I have ever done. But strapped a pole for pole bending onto the surgicle and had Traum drag it. At 1 1/2 years old, and have had him just under a month, all he does? Cocks his ear at it and watches it for about 5 steps.
Here's some pics from tonight, forgive how bad they are, as the lighting isn't the greatest, and I used my phone. (need to start carrying a camera I guess!)