Just a little brag
I took my new horse Stella, an Appendix QH, for our very first little trail ride yesterday. We are constantly working on desensitizing because she is afraid of EVERYTHING! (The saddle pad is terrifying every. Time. It's. Put. On.) She didn't spook at the saddle or the pad when saddling up and she was very nearly perfect on the trail! She definitely would rather lead than follow, and she did spook a couple of times, but she spooked in place! And only small spooks, kind of a startle-bounce. And she even put her feet in the river & got a drink! I was such a proud mommy! If I had known it would go so well, I would have taken my camera. I even brought it in the truck, but left it because I didn't want to worry about breaking it if she had an episode. Darn! But what a good girl she was! I'm all about baby steps these days!