I started with the familiar lunge work. I wanted to make sure that any extra energy was taken care of. But he was quiet and obedient from the beginning. I asked Ed to come and help and he was happy to oblige. I explained that essentially he was a 'spotter' and to walk beside Steele and if he freaked out to simply bring him into a small circle.
I fastened the lines and off we went. And, as I expected, it was no big deal. After 5 minutes I asked Ed to unfasten the lead but walk beside him. We turned right and left. We did circles. We halted. No problem so I had Ed stop while we carried on. The only thing was that Steele kept trying to veer towards him and there was one grass eating attempt.
I stopped it then so that we ended when all was good.
I just have to say that I have the smartest pony in the universe.