Thanks for the welcome. I am so envious of 'bareback and bridleless', definitely a goal of mine, got to keep it there out in front of me as I have a long way to go!! Just got back in from playing with Raffy, and really worked on friendly game, especially when on the pedestal. Yoyoed him on and off, then asked him to come off forwards, rewarded him for what I hope was the slightest try, then backed him off and went off to some moving circle game, which turned into a squeeze game and then back to the pedestal. This time tried it as a sort of squeeze game, and yeah, once on and asked to move forward just walked off!! It was great. Repeated this a few times and the last time he even left his hind legs up while he thought about it. Great fun.