Well, like I said, we brought the new horse to the new trainer last Sunday and he had him doing things that I never thought possible in only a few minutes
. Since then, my son has gone over there several times (my son and the trainers son are now great friends and have hung out most of the week) and done some riding lessons with their rodeo horses. Jake (his horse) has not been back because my husband has had to work late and I've never hauled a trailer, so we have just been doing ground work. I haven't let my son get back on until I felt that the horse had his respect. That is, until this evening. Jake was absolutely perfect!!! He did exactly what my son asked him to do, including backing up and flexing! He even used his legs to get Jake to do what he wanted without using the reins. He said that he felt like he could get Jake to go faster than a walk, but I said to take things slow. My son is sooo excited!!! I can't believe that this time last week he was so depressed because he knew that if this horse didn't work out there was not much of a chance that my husband would let him get another horse. And, he was scared, but has a lot more confidence now.