He actually stood pretty well at the cross-ties. I usually have the lead rope connected to the bottom of the halter, just in case something something spooks him and he bolts forward or back in the cross-ties. Today I took it off. He pushed his limits a couple times (went to the front and back) but it was nothing that got me concerned. I just pushed his chest or pulled him forward.
I brushed his tail :( I'm still very sad that he's lost so much of it lately. It's still very pretty though. Then I picked his hooves and he was great today. As normal he stood great for the bareback pad. He pawed once while I sinched him up, so I poked him and told him to stop. He did really well with bridling too.