This day was a wonderful one to experience as an auntie. My niece has a horse who had been out to pasture for quite a while and they have been retraining him. She loves him dearly and rides him for rodeo events like barrels and poles but he has been quite stubborn. The last time she rode him, he just took off with her on him, which was quite scary.
I was there the day for her lesson where a good friend and mentor called to let her know they had put a different bit on her horse. With that and some prayer, her horse had totally changed demeanor.
I saw her ride with joy and that her horse respond to all of her signals with the correct bit in his mouth. Her smile was something that brought joy to everyone and her friends cheered her on and were happy that the details had all come together for a better riding relationship!