Update on the perfect pony - still almost perfect, but we had the first opportunity to throw him into a pasture. If you recall, his one vice is that he doesn't want to be caught without a treat. I've had him in corrals and arenas and have had no trouble after the first day. I knew that a pasture would be a different story, and I was right. He has been in a tiny lot with a tiny bit of grass and I wanted to see him move out at a canter or gallop, so I waved him off to a gallop when I first put him into the pasture. Then, he decided not to stand still, so I made his feet move. He probably went back and forth across the pasture 3 round trips, and then stood there for me. So, it took less time than I thought it might, and he hasn't been on a pasture for I don't know how long....he has been up in small pens since at least February to lose weight, and then of course he's been quarantined since I got him. So, not bad but not great. I can also see that we need to work on the 'come to me' part - I got a fair amount of walking in tonight!
Grace, I'm hoping you are pleased with the horse tomorrow -- how exciting!