We have been working with Jax, both on his ground manners and under saddle. He is coming along really well and seems to learn quickly. He has been steadily gaining weight and slowly building muscle and endurance. He still huffs and puffs but his heart rate seems to come down quicker and he cools off much faster. One sure sign that he's working hard - the base of his ears sweat. He is very easy to free longe. He moves off when you ask and comes right to you when you ask him to stop. He does cut the turns kind of tight and will run right up to you and stop if you let him. His coat seems much better (a dorsal stripe is now visible) and we have been treating the thrush in his feet. He loves to be groomed and is becoming quite the pocket pony.