It was left a bit late in the afternoon but I went for a short ride with my mum who was just walking around on Pepper who kept getting excited and wanting to take off. I rode Sammy and I lunged him first and he appeared quite hypo and naughty. He kept rushing in at me and throwing his head around. (looks like we have a bit of touching up to do since he has had a couple of weeks off) I'm not sure if he was just fresh or if he was just feeling good after having his back fixed a few days ago and having a different saddle on to usual, I think it was a bit of everything. Anyway I did a bit of ground work until he was focused on me and listening. I then got on and walked off with my mum. At first he kept flicking his tail and and slightly pinning his ears he also stopped for a second and hunched his back up a bit, I'm not really sure what he was doing but he got over it as quick as he started it. Mum thinks he was just being silly because I had only just got on. We walked around for awhile and he was being good though sometimes not paying a lot of attention to me so I had to get him to focus on me again. Next doors horses came running over and he looked but didn't get excited about it. We walked around a bit more and then I asked for a little trot and he chucked his head around a bit as he made the transition (he hasn't really done that in awhile) and tried to break into a canter but it didn't take much to keep him in a steady trot which was a bit suprising. He was also very easy to bring back to a walk considering he hasn't been ridden in awhile yay. I focused a lot on keeping my shoulders back and keeping my elbows by my sides and I think that really helped with his responsiveness, I have a bad habit of hunching forward which I am trying to fix. He trotted a bit more to catch up to pepper when she cut corners the twirp. We then walked around a bit more and got off because it was getting dark. I am quite happy with how he behaved today since he appeared to be a bit silly when I first started with him today.