That's right everyone, Jules is now officially a career girl. She's wearing tack, she's steering (sort of), and stopping (soft of) when asked. I received an update from Celia and Larry (at Stones Throw Farm) and I'm happy to say that she's doing really well! She's got a couple of rides under her belt now and the last time, she stood at the mounting block all by herself to be mounted, which I think is pretty darn good! I'm told she is a "super student" and hasn't done anything too naughty so far (all of you please knock the nearest piece of wood now) -- no bucking! She's been well behaved about coming in and leaving her friends, doesn't call out to them or look for them (I think that means she probably enjoys the attention, even if she's not too thrilled about being bossed around). Sounds like Julie's going to be graduating out of the round pen into the big ring in about a week, and we may even get some video of her in action!
Here's the latest photos, all dressed up and ready for work like a big girl!