Luke and the blocks

So, I brought him in and tacked him and got on.  We had some discussion about keeping his attention on me and then some nice walk and trot work.  Then on to canter work, where, during probably the 6th time past the jump blocks that are piled in the corner, he shied.  The poor thing was quite surprised when I mentioned to him that shying was really not necessary and then made to continue his canter in a circle right past the same point and staying on the aids.  He bought in quite nicely and then we had a lovely ride the rest of the time.  Much work on softly coming over the topline, some work over ground cavaletti and ending with some very nice walk work, staying relaxed, over his topline and staying present with his rider.  Good man.