He makes faces for food >->
I don't personally ride him yet, as he is still far too green for me, and I for him. From when I am able to watch him being ridden, he is doing relatively well with being able to stretch. Perhaps never as far as beautifully-necked horses, but he's giving it a good effort. I'm so glad I have a wonderful trainer who cares about the horses first, riders second XD He did have a habit of bopping his head up a little when we first started lunging him, but it seems as though he was just unused to it since that significantly improved.
Circles is a BIG thing he's being worked on.
Kayty: He is still very early on in his retraining from the track. Most of the work is just circles, bending, getting him used to everything (including a posting rider XD). As far as I know he's not being cantered just yet. He actually has pretty nice gaits, nothing particularly choppy...at least not how I picture choppy. We also rotate the herd in two different fields depending on grazing, and at least one of them has a decent hill in it. It may take long and hard work, but we'll get somewhere.