I rode Thumper bareback today, and before I got on I just walked him around a bit, asking him to walk when I walk and to stop when I stop. He's really getting the hang of it, so I put the reins over his neck and he did the same thing, without me leading with the reins! I was so happy with him- we're really starting to bond
. He followed me around the arena for a while before I got on. I'm so happy that he's finally starting to trust me!