I say that like it's actually going to happen.
But I do have video from a couple of weeks ago that I meant to get uploaded to share. Copper got introduced to the saddle pad. He's getting closer and closer to meeting the saddle and I think it won't be a problem whatsoever.
And for a horse who saw absolutely zero reason to allow himself to be dragged around by the face, he certainly figured out his lead line manners once we got out of the pen. Outside the pen, he leads like he's been doing it forever.
Princess Skeeter, on the other hand, still gets a little "chargy" and gets her face in front of mine, which I don't like.
For being such great horses, they got a bit of a picnic. No complaints from them at all over the spontaneous treat.
Tomorrow Mom and Bill are coming down and I plan on hard tying Skeets to the truck (since she's pulled up the panel fence and broke the tie on the trailer) to groom and saddle her. That will be one of the places she'll "get dressed" up at the lodge, so she might as well learn it, right? Copper might get to wear the bareback pad for a bit and get soft tied to the truck. We haven't introduced him to tying at all, since we don't have a safe place to do so.