I have been riding already - quite a bit - but have been putting time on my Arabian mare to get some of the excessive weight off of her and also to get me back in the saddle before I begin riding my rather green horses. So I have been keeping up on the previous ground work that I have posted about - with my "feral" mare DKH Lacey (she is really starting to come around) and also with my homebred mare *Sheila Sister Act.
*Sheila should have been a piece of cake to start under saddle last year, but I was so busy that I decided to try to hire some help to get a few of them going iwth some basic ground work and that turned out to be a HUGE mistake as the "trainer" (I am generous to use that title) really ruined my horse in one and a half short sessions. Now, I'm not going to post about that, but suffice to say that I then turned *Sheila out for the rest of the season, hoping she would forget some of it and now I am doing really baby steps with her to rebuild her trust and confidence with me and I am happy to say that while it is slow - it IS working! Yay! So here is a picture of *Sheila, she is the feminine image of her sire *Sandman.