I brought him in and took his blanket off and noticed this:
Yep, that be a blanket rip. This stuff really works great if you are interested.
I tacked him up and played some games with him, including “where is the cookie?” for which I got this face:
I I rode him in the indoor with Kelly on Elsa. After a long walk warmup, we did some transition work and some lateral work, including turn on the forehand, which he is good at, and turn on the hindquarters, on which he could teach a class. Well done. I did pick up a whip and install a little “more for free” in his walk and the second stride after the canter depart, and he picked it up quickly. He did very well and we both had a good time.