I bought her already broke, but she was still very green and was barely ridden at all. I rode her as much as I could, took lots of lessons on her, and went to many places, and now she's great. Snafu:
He's an off the track Standardbred that had gotten injured. This ended his racing career, he went on a 4 year break to recover, and now I just started riding him. Since he was a harness horse, he doesn't mind the bit much or putting a saddle on (tightening the girth and all that), so it's more like riding a green horse. I do plan on taking some lessons with him to make sure we're going along right, and I'll probably take a few to help me get him to canter under saddle. Neela:
I've known her since she was born, and I've messed around with her ever since. She has very good ground manners, stands perfectly on the cross ties, and allows me to ride her around bareback with a bridle. I've put a saddle on her, and let her run around with it. Let her get the feel for it. I've been on her with the saddle, and she doesn't mind. She's only 3 1/2 yrs. Old, so she doesn't now much under saddle. She's learned go and stop. Turning is alright, walking in a straight line is kinda hazy. By the time I get the money to buy her, she'll probably already be broke by me. I'll probably take many lessons to make sure she's learning the right things, and so I can get some tips as well. There's always something to learn.