First things first. A gentle grooming and mane trim. He does shine in the sunlight.
My mom said he looked sad.
His first time out in the Near pasture.
I wanted to know how he'd react to me. So I went out into the pasture and he trotted away. Boy! Does he have an amazing trot! Big! And floaty.
I talked to him and didn't look at him and slowly work my way up to him and just sit next to him and scratched his shoulder then walked away. I doubt that's ever happened in his life before.
I did that three times and the last time as I stood scratching his shoulder he let out a big sigh and his head dropped. It's a good sign.
And when I walked away he followed me.