Today, after much preparation and groundwork Stevie was ready to be introduced to the saddle. He had just a few bucks feeling out the saddle but quickly settled to a nice comfortable and relaxed walk, trot and lope. Volunteer rider Casey A. has done great work preparing him for this day! The fact that saddling this young horse for the very first time was so easy and uneventful is a direct result of Casey’s patient and correct work. And, as always, we are so very grateful to trainer Joel Conner for helping our training team to develop the skills needed to provide these positive moments for our horses.

First saddling:

Groundwork with saddle: