On Tuesday I groomed and tacked up McCrae for his first ride here at Wetherbrooke Farm. I bought him in Lexington in January and he has just been hanging out here for a few months. I think he was beginning to assume he was permanently retired. I put him on a lunge line and let Jessica take a pony ride on him. He could not have cared less. After a few minutes, I lunged her at a trot—equally as quiet. We think he will be fantastic. He gets new shoes on Monday, and then the training will begin. I am looking forward to it!!!! I hope to have him ready to do a walk trot dressage test by May. He will be thrilled to have a job that doesn’t involve sprinting in circles to the left.