About now, you are getting the picture. Slow and easy with lots of supervision and a good investment of time is what we used to get our horses ready to be ridden. When it was time to work them a bit, we put on the old saddle and the snaffle bridle and we put a halter on over the snaffle bridle and we went out to a little fenced in area and we slowly got them longing around on a short amount of long line. That took, not a day or a week but a while until that horse was ready for more. We went at the horses' pace not our program.