Yishai brought Apache home sooner than planned because the Strains are getting in a bunch of horses in for training. He came up the road and slid to a stop, dirt flying :). I was so amazed at how far he got with that filly in that short amount of time! I asked him if she had been ridden bareback and he said "no, but let's find out", and he swung up. After he left I saddled her up and rode her around in the pasture then down the road - and especially her stop and backing are great! Mom also took her new mare out for the first time with me. Then I rode her bareback right after that and later that day - just shows how much I like her to ride several times a day! :)
Thank you to all the Strain family - y'all are so good to us!