Romeo, in all his Western gear, and I headed to the arena. I saw no reason to actually change bits, or force him to "work work". The morning air was humid, but cool, and dew covered the grassy arena.
For about 45 minutes, Romeo and I romped through the arena. All three gaits, turns on both ends, backing, side passing. Gawgeous. The last ten or so, I concentrated on the walk / halt, and trot / halt. He's resorted back to stringing out, hollowing out, and halting on the forehand. The longer we did it, the better it was. He also started relaxing heading forward, lowering his head at walk and trot as well.
Fun work, and refreshing.