Well, actually, Lilly came to our house last weekend, but Jessie was away at camp for a couple days, and we gave her a couple days to settle in with the other 2 horses. So Friday night we brought all the horses in so Jessie could walk her in peace and quiet.
Still a little nervous, but her friends are up in the barn calling for her.
Then she wanted to groom her, so I got out my horse, Kiara, and rode her. Still pretty untrained, but she was good. She is an incredibly lazy, slow mover. And big. I cannot see over her back (heck, my eyes aren't even level with her back) and I'm 5'6".
Then the kids wanted to ride, and rather than saddle up my old show horse, Shamy, I just put them up on Kiara. She's never bucked, jumped or done anything equally stupid, so I figured as long as I kept hold of her, we'd be okay.
Yes, I make the kids ride without stirrups pretty much all the time - for 2 reasons - gives them great balance and safety - if their feet aren't in the stirrups, they can't get dragged if they fall off.
And she was. Guess I ought to start riding her more often...