I saddled him up and once again he just stood there and kinda went to sleep lol I figured at this point we may be ok :) I lunged him for a while first and once again it was pretty clear we werent going to have any craziness issues.
So I hopped on. Now that was a mission. Just to show how hard it was for this little shorty, heres a pic of that
I was completely unaware that I was able to lift my leg that high lol
The rest was a lot of walking and a tiny amount of trotting. He is definitely still quite green but surprisingly supple at the same time. Ill stop rambling and just show ya some pics :)
Yes my stirrups were different lengths until I realised why things were wonky lol
Well, that's was our first ride. A lot less uneventful than I thought it may be lol I was pretty impressed by his softness etc he was very responsive to my legs and seat and although I had to keep a little more contact on his mouth than I would like, it wasnt too bad. For the most part I could have quite a gentle rein but he got a little excited a couple of times and when he did this he wasnt overly responsive to my seat so I used a teeny tiny but of hand and that bought him back. But that will all be fixed in time :)
He really is a very different horse under the saddle which I am thankful for
So that was it. I got some video of it all but it was just 20 minutes of me riding around in a circle, changing direction and riding around in a circle again lol