Had a super productive weekend working with Ana. Friday, I walked her through the scary pasture with all the strange horses and she did fine. I got her groomed and the girth fitted with the saddle and then walked her back without incident.
I rode her for the first time Saturday. It went really well. It was super windy and a really hyper horse was stalled within a few feet of our riding area - didn't bother Ana one bit.
After that we turned her out with the rest of the herd - no problem at all. She was more interested in finding the nearest hay bale. Some of the horses stared at her from a distance; others stopped by to check her out.
I rode her again today and made a little video: Riding Ana - YouTube
Despite distractions, she did very well. There were dogs and kids running around and a lady was cracking the whip on a horse in the paddock next to her. Ana perked up but didn't spook. I can't believe she is only 6 years old. She acted like a total pro.
Had the farrier look at her feet - he said they look great and she moves great so no need to trim her feet today. She will just get added to the regular rotation schedule.
Seriously I need the Staples Easy button. She's just so cool.