Massage for him today. Something I had noticed and that was confirmed for me was he holds his releases and you need to back off when he starts to fidget and then he will release – he also will release more, if after a fidget, you allow him to walk (see Peggy Cummings Connected Riding to learn more about “walking to process”).
Pain in the Nuchal Ligament which I had noticed myself. Was surprised that he gave a big release on his rib cage (will be adding Linda Tellington-Jones TTouch Lick of the Camel), and some pain on the right side of his spine (about 2 inches out) above his tail bone. Gave some really nice releases on his right stifle and at the deep point of the shoulder.