After Ares realized that he had lived through the vacuum monster attack, Brooke took him out to try lungeing him in the round pen. They had a few miscommunications, and Ares got kind of worry-headed. He just desperately wants to be a good horse, so he stresses if he doesn’t understand. But once Brooke figured out how to give him signals he could understand, he settled down a bit.
I got on him again and rode for a few minutes. He was a little more worried about it all today though, since Misha was cantering Diego back and forth on the driveway (trying to work out a few kinks there too). Ares really didn’t understand what they were doing over there, and could mostly only see Misha floating along above the hedge with the sound of disembodied hoofbeats echoing. So it all looked and sounded totally WRONG to him. But other than looking alarmed and turning to see a few times, he was quite good.