One of my girlfriends saved a horse from slaughter a few years ago. The mare was heavy in foal at the time. She now is on a path toward becoming a productive member of the equine society, and a saddle horse, too. Here are some pictures of her third day under saddle. Enjoy!
The young horseman in these photos (in the plaid shirt) is Ricky Quinn, Jr. and I highly recommend that you check him out sometime if you get the opportunity. I hope to have a clinic here sometime very soon. You can find out more information about him and his traveling schedule on his web site.