Last weekend we had the pleasure of escorting one of the younger horses (ok...he and Soonie are the same age) down the road for the first time. Bubba was a model companion and gave the other horse a lot of confidence. The other rider definitely seemed to appreciate having someone quiet to go out with.
Now for fun and useful resources, take a look at Bill Steinkraus' Two Dozen Useful Aphorisms and Eventing Nation's 10 habits of highly successful riders. Great things to keep in mind in your day to day horsemanship training.
And a nice little video: