I was able to borrow a saddle today and I cantered Bourbon for the first time since I adopted him! He was such a good boy despite my position being absolutely horrid. I can't wait till I find a saddle of my own so I can start taking lessons.
I couldn't get him to pick up the right lead (I expected that - he's an OTTB) but other than that he was wonderful! I even popped him over a teeny tiny crossrail a few times and he LOVED it!