HagonNag, your post made me laugh. I could just see the two of you for those two days! I bet he WAS happy to finally move forward.
Mine rarely does that but does on occasion when she doesn't want to leave pasture after a simple request by me, I say "Okay. You wanna play this game?" Every time she stops I turn her into a circle. Finally she figures it's shorter to walk a straight line to the barn than get there doing a million circles. Makes her forget about not going and redirects her mind. I can see her second guessing me by thinking "What's this crazy lady doing? Doesn't she know it's quicker and easier to walk a straight line than all this roundy, roundy? Let me show her how it's done, she's thinking." Then she walks a decisive straight line to the barn like SHE's showing ME how to do it the right way.
She thought she taught me something but I outsmarted her!
I'm always one step ahead of her in her thinking. To me that's the key!
And it's fun getting into their head!