Got on Secret yesterday, and all was rosy, he is progressing so much in between my visits. I'm finding it easier and easier to ride him every time and his willingness is improving exponentially.
Secret has an underlying braveness about him.
Secret much more responsive to everything asked of him, easier to keep the pace steady, transitions much lighter.... snappier turns on haunches.... heart rate also a lot lower at the end and he is developing some muscle. In general, a very pleasant ride.
He is going to make someone a lovely lovely horse.