OK, update time!
Edison is awesome. That's about the short version of it. We're learning so much and like everything else, I'm getting more confident. I really wanted him to learn to be haltered and lead onto a trailer (in case he needed to go to the vet at some point) as my only real goals this year. Aiming low, I know.
So I ditched putting them in the stall once I trusted I wasn't going to kill him. They're in a paddock 24/7 and much happier (less stall cleaning for me too!). People come and go all day and the little bugger gets to see all that. Its a good thing. He's unfortunately in love with using the fence in a million different ways: sleeping hammock, rubbing post, foot holder... Its not completely driving me nuts but I really don't want him to get tetanus or something horrible I've read about all my life.
He's also gone to the vet with his mum because she needed her 14 day post check up. I was worried about how to wrangle an unhalter broke foal and its doting mother onto the trailer alone. We managed it and made it to the vets. The ultrasound was fine (I don't have any pictures, sorry), but as soon as we went to the trailer he was all LOLS NO!! and ran all around the parking lot happily. I ended up tackling him after he kept running through nice people that tried to help and loaded/dragged him up.
My shoulder was not excited.
So we got home and began our journey for more training. I've been taking a slight Schiller break (unfollowed the group as its HUGE now and people drive me nuts asking the same dumb things), but recalled he had some foal videos about laying them down and reviewed them. It didn't seem THAT bad and Edison is NOT getting smaller. I chose a quiet evening and laid him down (it wasn't that bad in reality) and literally the next day he was super chill and cooperative overall. I laid him down on the OTHER side a few days later and he practically folded down without any issue. Now that he's soooo chill with me (and everyone else apparently) I think that's where he's not caring about the fence or other things. I'll just have to hope for the best and keep after his little dings from being lazy!