I asked him to trot on a circle. What was interesting is that Kai kept breaking gait. At first I just asked him to trot again thinking it was my riding. However after he did it one more time I realized that he just did not want to put effort in. I tied his extra halter to the bareback pad handle to use as a ''motivator'' as it is called. I didn't want to get after him with my legs so I thought that the halter was a better option. The next time he broke gait I tagged him ever so lightly on the bum with the halter. Kai was surprised but he started to trot again. The next time he broke gait I tagged him a little harder. Kai sassed little and did a tiny little jump. Soon he understood and maintained gait and was bending pretty nicely to the inside without dropping his shoulder. When the foals entered the arena he remembered an earlier session when I bumped his neck with the carrot because he was drifting towards them and respectfully turned when I asked him out without drifting. I then gave him a rest.
After he was done eating his grain I jumped on him again just to sit on him. He let me fool around a little while I sat sideways on him giggling. I even sat backwards on him. What a good boy!
Later I took him to the outdoor arena and worked on our audition tasks.
He had a very rushed sideways game. Pretty much the same as before. I asked him to wait and then go sideways. Kai tried to predict which way I wanted him to go and was not paying attention to my core. He tried to run away but didn't jump as much as last session. After working through our miscommunication we filmed a few dry runs.