She rides :)
After a full year of owning our boy, Stars Burn My Eyes, my daughter is now riding him all on her own. She even knows to elevate her cues so as to keep his mouth and sides nice and light.
And for me, I have gotten him to soften up at the lope, to rate himself at all gaits, and to flex at the poll.
It is amazing!!
"Equine-facilitated therapy employs a form of biofeedback for practicing self-awareness, emotional management, and relationship skills that human role-playing exercises and discussion groups cannot begin to access." Linda Kohanov (The Tao of Equus)