I say one month of riding but some of that has been hit or miss due to extremely hot weather. He has went from a horse that was terrified of other horses in the field to now bossing my new horse around in the field. A horse that couldn’t walk over a ground pole to now jumping around little courses with confidence. A horse who couldn’t figure out how to steer and canter at the same time..that is still a bit of a work in progress but look at the canter! Remember when he curled up like a pretzel and didn’t go forward anywhere? What a difference!
I admit to being a bit disappointed on that very first ride. I was so excited after seeing him that I was prepared for him to blow my socks off. Heck, I didn’t even take him to the lay up farm because I just had to ride him right then He had been off for 8 months so he was let down in terms of not being racing fit but he really had no muscle. I shouldn’t have been disappointed because I really did know that what you see based on conformation will eventually reveal itself eventually. Be patient and don’t rush it.
Just wait until he gets more muscle! Right now I’m still just riding him a bit over tempo so that he seeks out the contact instead of curling up.
I look at this picture and think just wait until he develops his neck. How stunning will he be then!
The other day he stepped on his shoe and bent the heel. Yep, he is learning how to use his parts..bell boots required!
I’m taking him out xc tomorrow and I’m so excited. He has been out trail riding and he was excellent. Can’t wait to see if the confidence we have built in the ring pays off out xc.
Speaking of change, look at Love! Isn’t he gorgeous!
We attempted pictures/video of him but quit when it started raining. I won’t complain about the rain because it is much needed. He will be going xc tomorrow so hopefully more pics/video then. It’s hard to tell from those pictures but he is much higher in behind right now. He is growing and it makes his balance a bit wonky. I have faith that it will all sort itself out
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