Every wary of the jinx monster, I hesitate to say too much.
Rodney is enjoying his easy lessons and coping with his hard ones. Hard being a relative term here. He is relaxing into the warm weather faster than we had hoped.
After a winter of Mr. Hyde, we are having a wonderful time getting to know Dr. Jekyll. Although I acted from despair [Hindsight], virtually ignoring him was not the wrong answer. Can you imagine if we had forced the issue? That’s how rogues are made.
The plan remains to cowboy up. Although, I expect Milton will be the polite if ignorant horse that he was when Fairy Godmother tried him [Mail-Order Horse]. Until then, groundwork and grooming.
The goal is to keep the sessions short, frequent, and positive. The horses are not the only ones who would benefit from some successes.