Stella is home from 45 days of training with Joel Conner. I got the chance to ride her in the clinic when Joel was at SAFE and it was a blast getting to know this spunky mare. She is a very sensitive and smart girl. She handled being in the arena with ten other horses without too much fuss and we really started to get to know each other well.
It is wonderful to have her so well trained right from the start. She definitely has a go button but some pretty nice breaks too! She is VERY light in the bridle and off the legs. Stella is only 3 1/2 years old and is still extremely green but with the right foundation laid everything from here is easy. It will take time and miles to get her ready for anyone to jump on but for now is a really fun ride for a more intermediate rider. We hope to get her and a friend out on the trails in the next few weeks to see how she does outside of the arena. She is ready to start showing to potential adopters and find the right match for this little sports car! I missed having her around the stables and it was fun to see that she still remembered how I had taught her to put her own halter on. She is such a cutie!