Oh my, has it been that long already?
I measured Willie tonight, and the weight tape now sits at 1132lbs. Again, I don't think that's accurate... but it sure is less than 1288, six weeks ago. He wouldn't hold still long enough for me to measure his neck again.
So, in the past couple of weeks, we've ridden twice, lost a shoe, had 2 trims (and shoes put back on), and got to know each other a little better. Working through a bit of attitude in the round pen, as well as just snuggling in his stall. He's quite the cuddle bug.
All in all, things are going well... he has finally resigned to drink the water, too. Outside and inside. Phew.