When I tacked Izzy up yesterday, I let Speedy wander as I have over the last few days, but he chose to stay down by the other horses. This meant that Izzy was alone. He didn't even notice.
We walked a lap each direction with only one word about keeping our eyes on the job. We then picked up a trot after a very brief reminder with my spur that yes, trotting was required. We did a couple of changes of direction across the diagonal and then we picked up a right lead canter. It had a few stuttery steps and he was flat, but he made the canter circle with zero fuss. We came back to trot, changed direction, and did the same thing to the left.
I think I'll appreciate the short rides while I can. I get plenty of the long ones with this horse.