Banjo's first ride!
Banjo had his first ride yesterday! He's a 3 yr old Morgan, who I got a year and a half ago after a long hiatus from horses. I started lungeing him when he was 2 and began to prepare him for mounted work this spring. He is very calm and gentle, and does everything I ask. I think he is a reincarnation of my old horse, Gypsy. We did a little bit of walking in the round pen, just to get the feel of it and try out the steering and brakes. Everything worked fine, and I am thrilled to bits. I have had a good friend with a lot of experience helping me, but my next goal is to get a professional trainer/coach. We forgot to get any pics or a video but here is one in all his tack taken just after.