Just wanting everyone's opinions and it will be my first young one in about five years! I couldn't be more excited.
I figured when he comes home I'd let him settle for a while, then do some ground work to really see where he's at, then climb up in the saddle. I don't want to rush, but don't want to let him "sit" either. I'd like to know some big excercises to work on. I'd like to start getting him soft and supple, reinforcing moving off of pressure and basic leg cues, neck reining, side-passing and so on. Those are "basic" to me. Any suggestions or what you all do would be great!