So yesterday Brego got to wear side reins for the first time. I've been doing mostly ground work and just little rides or climb ons (since I am still black and blue and my finger still hurts like a son of a gun). He is doing better with his "whoa" and I'll probably work him on the long lines before long and start fine tuning those controls. But he tends to toss his nose in the air when he doesn't want to do as he is told so I put the side reins on him so that they would only kick in if he tried to avoid pressure by nose tossing. It worked nicely and by the end of our work time he was lowering his head and rounding his back more, keeping his head in a better position with no nose tossing even if I was asking him to do stuff he really did not want to do.
I'm working on some knit and gourd items for a craft exchange I signed up for. Can't wait to be able to post pictures! But I won't do that until after I ship them out. I did finish my gourd dippers though! I'll be posting pictures of them later today.