I even set up a little "jump" for him with the barrel and poles. He moved over it at the walk and trot, and I think he was pretty happy with himself.
When he's not saddled he'll come stand next to me (at liberty) while I'm on the mounting block. Here he's telling me he can't possibly come over while he's wearing the saddle and I'm on the mounting block. He eventually changed his mind, but he had to take some time to think about it.
A few days later he checks out his pretty blue pool noodle.
I got on and off several times while he was saddled the other day. He did extremely well. I think my saddle is a bit wide. :(
Tonight after a short bareback ride:
I even managed to take a few pictures while mounted. Here he's looking for his treat:
Here he's thinking about his treat:
Checking things out:
But all in all I don't have much to complain about. We're making progress!
I took Scout to the group lesson this week and he sure could use the work. He wasn't bad but he was interesting. Very silly boy, very interested in everything. Bright and alert and playful. What a goof.