Wooo! My mom is adopting a new horse later on this week and I'm so excited! I'm gonna work with them both to get them both a little more ready for each other. New mare just needs a little bit of a refresher course (she's a bit like riding a brick atm) but she has an awesome mind and seems nearly bombproof, really sensible and smart. She's a rescue from the SPCA near here, she came from a big herd that just got basically released into the wild for a few months where they had no reliable food or water sources so they came back in pretty bad shape. She's been with them for about a year and a half and is back doing great now, though.
Mom just needs a few reminders when it comes to riding because she only took a few lessons way back and her last horse (and only horse) was a pretty old fellow and was only okay to ride extremely lightly once in a blue moon, but he could be challenging at times both undersaddle and on the ground and she's handled my brats a lot throughout the years so I think this horse has just the right amount of challenge to really help her further her riding and horsemanship, however casual, without being dangerous or scary for her.
Plus it will be nice to have a trail buddy down the road since it seems no one I know around here is into riding at all and my barn is extremely quiet...and I'm always grateful for the opportunity to work with a new, different horse.
I just can't wait to sharing way too many photos on the forum once she arrives, lol!