When I went out to work with CB tonight (okay, yeah, it was kinda late) and then feed him dinner, it was about 15 degrees out. By the time I came back in, it was down to 11 degrees. Brr!!
We had a good session tonight. He started off with that step of his rump towards me so off I sent him, around and around a few times, and then asked him to stop. Still kinda more rump than face so off he went again. It didn't really take him long to get it figured out and his rump stayed further back than his front end. So after he got a good rub, we started working on moving his hindquarters from a tap of the stick on the hip. It went MUCH better than it did yesterday. Yesterday it was a case of tap-tap-tap-TAP-TAP-TAP-TAP!-TAP!-TAP!-TAP!!-TAP!!-well, you get the idea. Today he got it by the TAP and that at probably the first one of those.
It was getting cold, he'd done well, so after some more pets and rubs and arms around his neck and over his back, I went to get his dinner. I set it down, he came in and started eating, I made a quiet move toward him to pet his neck before heading out and the rump came back towards me. So...off he went a couple laps and I asked him to stop and he turned and looked right at me. I was able to walk up to him and rub his forehead with the end of the stick.
I can wiggle his halter all around, but he's not too sure about me taking a piece of the rope and trying to slip that over his nose like putting on a halter. So we'll be working on that before we get to the point of trying to take it off and put it on again.