She’d been put in a stall.
Saddled, bridled, no bit, some experiences in the round pen, and tying. She seemed afraid. And tired.
Eating hay out of the hand for the first time.
She was dirty and wet from the round pen. And smaller. Thinner. She accepted some more touching, and leading a bit in halter. Oh, a very long way to go with this mare.
Had a really hard time making up my mind if she would be a good project to take on. Silly, really, to buy a horse without being able to see her ridden. Just walk, trot, brief canter in the round pen, at liberty.
Decided to leave her there for another full week, to return a third time before deciding.
Reluctantly leaving her, she looked like she already knew I’d be coming back.