Spirit was saddled and rode for the first time in two whole YEARS. We were prepared for the worse but.......
So we took her out and hooked her to the hitching post. As usual the second she was away from the herd she started acting up. Unfortunatly she's really herdbound still. But our hard works been paying off, and after a couple corrections she started calming right down. We put her bridle on, and Poof! A different horse. She settled right down, like yup I know what to do! They took her into the riding pen and after a few rounds took her off the lead rope and she did awesome! She listened like a champ! She really wanted to just go! Go! Go! And burn off her energy, but she stayed completely in check and didnt everything her rider asked! We took it slow today, but I can't wait to see them take her out again and put her through the rest of her paces. She's going through a refresher training? I think is what they called it.
Btw I'm saying all this as a learning rider just watching, so I don't know the technical terms of what they were doing lol. Fortunatly everything I learned as a kid is starting to come back to be now that I'm around horses and riding again. I took lessons as a kid and was pretty good, then we moved to the city and I had never rode since. I'm shocked that a little over ten years and I'm back to a beginner again. Lol learning as a kid was soooo much easier.
Woops back to Spirit. But yeah all three of the new rescues are turning out to be really awesome, with a little work we'll have three really good riding horses. The lady claimed they were awesome and great trail horses, but you never know if you can believe people or not. So far its turning out to be true