Just a little background; I have a 4 1/2 yr old Mustang I adopted as a yearling. Did all her groundwork & had a friend put 60 days on her about a year ago. She did very well, was trail ridden extensively, but bucked my friend off about 6 weeks into the process, resulting in several fractured ribs and a concussion. The friend rode her back to camp that day (they were out on the trail with friends). In her defense, the friend was ponying another horse from Bella and that horse got around behind her, the lead rope got up under Bella's tail and she freaked. I brought Bella back home & have been on her 15-20 minutes at a time in the backyard maybe a dozen times since then. I am 53 and SCARED, even though she has never done anything with me to justify that. I have put hundreds of miles on my RMH, and she does spook once and a while, but she is not terribly graceful & I have no trouble staying on. Bella, on the other hand, is VERY athletic & can turn inside out when she feels like it......I'm worried I'm going to get hurt when she does. Anyway (so much for a LITTLE background, lol). Went for a ride yesterday with friends, one of whom offered to ride Bella. He pulled her out of the pasture, saddled her up & we rode for 3 hours (4 of us). She was a doll! Down the road, thru town, cross country and down to the river and back. She looked at a few things and "blew", but never spooked or did anything stupid. Weather was in the 70's, and breezy; we just walked with a little lazy trotting thrown in. I am so proud of my girl! Now if I can get over this stupid mental block I have an actually enjoy her! Any tips?