Another nice day, if a little hot, but out on the trail we went, on the marathon course. He was at first VERY tight in his neck and looking at everything. I spent a few minutes discussing following the rein, yielding and relaxing his poll and giving him an immediate release when he did. He caught on and we went out and had a good ride, other than having to remind him a few times that he was to stay relaxed over his poll and his topline. But he let go more quickly each time and ended up walking home on a completely slack rein and balanced over his feet. Excellent.