Things have been going really well. I changed his bit from a full-cheek snaffle to a D-ring french link upon advice from my BO, and its made a difference with Barnabus. He's not chomping and fighting the bit (not that he ever did much), and its a bit easier to ask him to get on his rear. Our big accomplishment recently is that we jumped 2'6"! Of course, my BO told me the height after we did the course. She knows that I've no depth perception since I don't wear my glasses when I ride, and took advantage of that to introduce the new height to me. Stinker! Plus side is that Barnabus cleared the jump easily when I didn't let him get strung out on the approach. Minus is that he knocked a rail when I let him get strung out. Something for me to work on for sure!