CK Grey Meatball, 2011 AQHA gelding
Ck Grey Meatball Quarter Horse
I am a very proud mamma to say that Shotgun (aka Baby) had his very first ride last night!! I wasn't on him for more than 10 minutes, and we didn't go any faster than a walk, but he was calm and relaxed!!! (One could say, a tad bit lazy, but I'd rather have that than the alternative option!) I've had him since he was 6 months old, so I've been anxiously waiting for this day!
I made my husband come out with me, so if I had trouble getting Shotgun move his feet to walk, he could at least follow him around. Which did turn out to be useful.
I didn't have hubby take any pictures, because I was more concerned with HIM watching where was standing at all times, just in case Shotgun would decide to do something, but maybe later I'll get some photos.
But for now, you'll have to settle with these.
This was last week Wednesday, the first time I cinched up the saddle. He wasn't too heartbroken about it.
But he did do something really "dramatic" yesterday when I saddled him up. He kinda grunted and swished his tail when I (on purpose) cinched him up kinda jerky (I want him to get used to these things, even though I will normally cinch my horses up nice and smooth) and he acted like "OMG I can't possibly stand with this tight saddle" and started to try to lay down! Silly pants...... I stopped him from doing that, and then he let out a big *sigh*. He didn't seem to be doing it to be naughty or mean or anything, so I honestly thought it was quite funny.