So, by this time, he was falling asleep at my attempts to scare him lol. After I put his tack on, I went in the round pen and walked and trotted him. THEN the wind blew and a bag blew into the pen, he saw it, flinched, BUT DIDNT FREAK!!! I was soo proud! He's started to think when he's frightened!! XD Then I cantered the right lead (for his first time) went a full lap, then went the left lead! he was soooooo incredibly good! Then I untacked him and left him in the round pen for a while to get the snap on reins. I hooked them onto his halter, mounted up, and rode him bareback for the first time! And without a bridle! he's sooooo good! I love him soo much! XD
When I was finished cooling him off, I tied him up and started hosing him down. He ran circles around me for about five or more minutes on both sides before stopping and taking the water like a man, not a pansy. Lol, then I fly sprayed him and put him out.
HE IS A DOLL!! I love him! He's progressed soo far! Im so proud!
I do have one question:
I've seen a horse canter for their first time and some of them are really fast. But Harley's canter is SO slow! You really have to keep leg on him to keep him going. Granted, he's only just started cantering, but is this strange?