Sock came to me with a few, VERY basic skills. He had basically been started under saddle, used a few times and then put out to pasture. I will say though, they put a darn good stop on him!
Since then, he's learned more groundwork exercises, gained better control of his gaits, become much more flexible, gained stamina, and we're starting to work on rollbacks and spins. Oh, and in which corners he is most likely to receive cookies while in turnout!
Sock has such a willingness to learn when he's not being belligerent. Like the other day, when he decided that instead of having a nice, easy bareback day, he would buck me off and have his butt handed to him instead. After the arse-kicking, though, he was an absolute angel. He must've remembered it last night because he was amazing then, too! I'll wait until after today's lesson to pass judgment on how long-term his memory is though...
Time to go de-shed!