Thank you for all your replies! The control freak in me just likes to know what to expect. However, it seems whenever I question something he does, the minute I start talking about it, it stops. Yesterday he was absolutely PERFECT. Beyond perfect. Stood quietly, let me pick up his feet, respected my space, and I think he dozed off when I was grooming him. I just need to chill out!
The trainers at the barn have been very helpful, and I am arranging for lessons with him starting in the next couple of weeks.