Well I went out again today and for the most part everything went well. I forgot to bring dryer sheets, which a had made a mental note to do. I wish I did bring them because the static was just as bad today and it still freaked him out. They have electric fencing in their pasture so I'm sure he thought he was touching a fence every I touched him. Not cool. But I went ahead and curried him today anyway. He really needs a bath. I was able to get a lot of surface dirt off but I can see the deep down stuff that needs to be washed out. I'm going to have to hot towel bathe him though because it is just too cold for a bath.
As far as training goes, I worked with tying him today. I wrapped the lead rope around the tree without tying it so that it would put pressure on his face but could still get away if he were to really fight it. He did pull back a few times when he got startled (by my shocking him, poor baby), but I was able to grab the end of the rope before it unwrapped from the tree and I was able to regulate the pressure until he relaxed. It seemed to work well and he was pretty well relaxed by the end.
I won't share any pics this time because it's really not much of a difference. He still looks dirty
. I really hope that I'm going to be able to complete this project.