Baxter was wonderful for his second ride today! Really, he’s almost TOO laid back, he’s completely non-reactive to anything you do up there. Getting him forward was the biggest issue, as he really didn’t mind if you thumped him with your legs or even slapped him on the neck with the reins. Jumping bat didn’t faze him either. Finally a dressage whip elicited a reaction — a small buck, and then he was much better about going forward. But he wasn’t being sulky or sucked back about going forward and at no point did he feel unsafe, he just really didn’t understand forward and wasn’t really too bothered by any attempts to get him forward. Once he goes those he has quite a little engine on him, is very smooth and a lot of fun! Now just to work on steering and “go”!