We couldn’t be more excited to share with you this video taken of Skye’s first experience with a rider in a saddle on her back. We are so proud of our girl and the amazing progress she has made under the guidance of Dave Zanotelli. Dave started fostering SAFE in late June, and with the help of his daughter Julia, he has transformed this mare from a frightened animal to a horse with some impressive skills. We know that in February, when Skye moves into full time training with Andrea Lucianna to start under saddle, the work that Dave and Julia have done with her will give Skye an amazing head start. 

We’d also like to thank Michelle, who is the rider who backed Skye for the first time, and has been a great addition to Team Zanotelli during Skye’s training. Without any further ado, here’s the video of today’s big moment: