Pasta is a German Shorthaired Pointer who joined my family on June 1, 1998 - the exact same day Taylor was born!
Age two brought on Taylor's education under saddle. I waited until her birthday (June 1st) to sit in the saddle. We walked under saddle for the next three months, doing nothing but walking and stopping. We started trotting under saddle in September, and began cantering in November.