Well guys, many of you know I have been in the search for a horse. Well yesterday on Easter, I got a lovely surprise. Though people were turned away from this horse I suppose my father really liked him.
The four year old bay roan I had posted before now belongs to me. My dad had him vet checked when I wasn't around. When the report came back he was 100% sound, no issues and the vet said for a horse his size and build he will be a nice barrel horse when he's started.
Anyways, he handed me his papers yesterday and even though people were telling me they didn't like his build too much, I was excited. What's done is done and I'll make the best of the horse God laid in my hands.
Well let's give some information, he's four and trained under Clinton Anderson method. He is calm as can be around swinging whips, lunging, other animals. He's a tad lazy, the woman who trained him began him in spurs immediately. He is nice under saddle, good stop.
He's a little difficult to yield shoulders and hind quarter. He hasn't learned to side pass. He backs very nicely but we still have work to do on his basics, he isn't mature enough body wise to be patterned either.
Now, I'm looking for a soft bit. He works great in short short shanks with some leverage. I'm not an expert on bits, any questions? Ideas?