Saturday was the day! I got to get on Rose for the first time. Although my expectations were to merely walk her out after Tracie's ride, to my delight Tracie had me walk trot and canter her for the second half of her lesson. I cannot express how much fun it was to finally get on her. It's been a long 8 months coming, but worth every cold rainy ground work session. For not being entirely balanced, she was awfully comfortable at all three gates and easy to transition.
She's progressed so far in just 2.5 weeks I just can't believe it. Tracie's done an amazing job, and I could not have asked for a better trainer to get her started. I'm one happy horse owner at the moment.