SO glad to see you are home and doing well, QOS!!!!
DH mowed more trail up in our woods yesterday, and then he ACTUALLY got on and rode! I wanted to go to the cave earlier, but he had work to finish, so I rode the TWH in the arena (I am working on her gait, for DH). We went down the road about a mile, then it was getting dark, so we came back. Did about 3 miles total. That's a lot for DH.
I was really proud of him. He rode and showed a LOT, 40 years ago. Now with a bad back, etc, he just wants to be a passenger on a big, slow, safe horse. Debbie Bell is a great horse for him; 16,3 hh, willing to just carry him, draft personality, and being a Clydesdale, a conversation starter. He felt like she gave him a hard time last time he rode her, and was apprehensive about it happening again(we were on a wide trail, and she wanted to go back to the trailer) Anyway, yesterday, he saddled her(normally, I do) and climbed on, and we took off!!! Usually, when he rides, I lunge or ride first, to take any edge off( what a GOOD wife, LOL!!)