Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Little Elm, Texas
First time riding did NOT go well. It was entirely my fault though. Mission is SUPER sensitive to leg cues. I came off and landed in the dirt when he headed at top speed towards a fence. Like a typical beginning rider, I was fumbling around trying to get my feet in the stirrups and bumped him with my heels. Before all that happened, though, he stood perfectly still and patient for twenty minutes while I stood next to him trying to get the nerve up to actually get on his back. He's a dream to handle from the ground. Healthy and sound as well. I just need to be a lot more sensitive as far as what I'm doing with my legs and hands.