He got to meet Pedro up close. But then he made his nasty mare face and I didn't want to be near him when he decided to squeal and strike, so we went and did something else.
Saddled up again as the sun disappeared. Played a lot with jiggling and smacking the saddle and stirrups, then worked on giving to the bit and walking up to the mounting block. I really wanted to climb on, and felt like we would have had a nice ride if I did, but my helmet was in the car and I wasn't going to go get it. By that time I was pretty frozen anyway, and I was ready to go in.
Dan doesn't ground tie. He thinks it's stupid. :)
I still think he might have a minor lameness issue. It worries me. But I still have a week before the 2 week trial period is up so I'm going to keep working with him and watching how he moves. Maybe I'll be able to feel a difference too, when I'm in the saddle.