What a lovely solid mare. And a lucky one, to find a great home after being abandoned. Good on you for giving Wilma a chance!
My last horse was purchased literally off the back of a dog food truck, after being abandoned at a stable. He was 21 years old, and I had him for seven more years after that. He loved to be ridden, even at that age. Older horses are awesome!
I can no longer ride, but I still love horses. I even miss the smell of tack and horse sweat.
And lol, the blanket - I did that so many times in a hurry, half asleep for a morning ride and had to resaddle..