I went to the barn today to ride Echo for awhile. There was a lot going on in the barn plus a huge dump truck came past the arena doorway to dump stones in the back. He only spooked once when he heard those air brakes! No big thing though.
I rode while my friend William (90 yrs old) was getting his lesson on his mare, Blue, a fox trotter.
I've been riding Echo in a mechanical hackamore for a month or so. He does well in it.
No bit in his mouth.