So, I am sure there will be the day that will remind me that Scottie is a horse. She will be afraid of airplanes or parachutes or children or SOMETHING... but so far, this mare has remained unflappable.
This weekend, someone had a "trail bridge" out in the arena practicing. I thought I should probably get off the horse and lead her over the first time, but then decided that I'm lazy and just wanted to see what she would do. First time, put two feet on and stepped off. Second time, she walked over with all four feet. Third time, she put all four feet on, and stopped on top as per my directions. Good girl!
It took me 10 minutes to get my older TB on the last time the bridge was out.