Ok the lead rope and restraining did not go well at all! He flipped the heck out. I thought for sure we had ruined our relationship with my foal. However, once he calmed down and relaxed, he laid down close to where I was sitting. I scooted closer to him and just sat there for a minute, then I started rubbing and scratching his neck and shoulder. He liked it a lot, he liked it so much he laid all the way over with his head in my lap and went to sleep. My heart melted, what a forgiving and trusting little guy. I am so in love with this baby!
I have decided for now I am just going to work on fostering trust and a good solid relationship before I worry about leading or any of that. I will still halter him, as this can be done pretty easily and without causing too much of a raucous. It's not worth possibly causing negative impressions right now. He's just 2 days old.