But that's it! She's taking everything without a tiny bit of a fight, and so far, I feel like I'm "starting" a horse that's already been ridden for ten years, lol. I put a bridle on her for the first time last week, and have made it a part of the grooming process. Groom, bridle, walk around, put her away.
Today I took out my surcingle, punched a bunch more holes in it and threw it on her. She pinned her ears and bared her teeth a bit, but I tightened the girth up as tight as it would be for a saddle and rider and she didn't buckle, balk, refuse to move, walk funny, nothing. She just gave me a grumpy face and proceeded to trot around on the end of her lunge line happy as a clam. I'm so very proud of her, even if I feel like I haven't actually done anything, lol.
Anywho, a picture. =]
And in case you didn't see my bridle thread, here she is in her bridle. =]