He moved forward and was very happy to do so. There was no biting, no head flipping/bobbing, no gulping noises, no sudden stops, no snotty twists and turns, or any other indication of irritation or concern. We walked around the arena a few times (maybe 5 minutes if that) and I dismounted. I then walked him to the front turnout and fed him (and went back to feed the others). I then proceeded to water the critters and gave out a few apple treats.
It does not sound like much but to me it was definitely important and progress. I like that he was pleased to do this with me, thanked him and told him I needed that time with him. It seems like I am getting through to him.
What a beautiful morning!