I'm thrilled that my horse can go weeks not under saddle and he will let me hop
on. He throws in the occasional hop in and spooked a bit when he thought a deer was a horse eating monster but he's still more solid than most horses twice his age. His spooks are limited to head shakes and snorts. He's such a good boy!!
Since I'm sure you don't want to hear me whine about my hip here are happy pics of the pony.