So... Danny isn't as good when I try to lunge him in the pasture without a round pen. :) But he tried. We did some trotting again and he even walked over some poles. Although at one point he did turn and kick out at me. NAUGHTY boy!! He got backed halfway across the pasture! But he was quite good otherwise.
Then today we went for a trail ride. It was cold and windy and gross and nasty! But Dan didn't mind...He's a Virginia baby! He was bouncy the whole way but was pretty well behaved with the micklem on. :) I may have to buy one after all. It was a good outing.