We finally started Midnight to ride. She is so big, and Joe has so little experience with horses (before Midnight anyway), that we decided to take her to a trainer rather than start her ourselves. I don't bounce like I used to and it's a long way down from her back! The trainer we took her to is also our farrier. He's not a Parelli guy, but he studied with some of the same guys Parelli did so he's very natural. We supervised the entire process. Midnight was wonderful! Within three days I was riding her down the road. She was ready, even eager, to advance to this new relationship with her humans. The trainer actually spent more time training Joe than training Midnight, and it was worth it. For the first time ever we can ride together.