Well, he really was ready about 9 years ago as he's 13 years old now, but better late than never!
I've had him just about a year now. He's done a 100% turn around.
And he was awesome!
A exact Black Beauty moment... I tightened the cinch and he turned around to look at it like "What are you doing that for?" lol
Took all in great stride! I thought he'd freak out a bit, but not at all.
Sorry for the crappy pictures, though. I had to run away from to get them and eventually he started to trot after me, so after he trotted for a bit with the saddle, I just let him be. Lol