First I just gotta say, I wonder what percentage of drafts out there are called John? Lol! Anyway, we got our John about a month ago and I've just been working him on the ground when it's warm enough. I've really had to do more work on myself, really; I've never been around a horse this big and I'm intimidated but getting better every day. It helps that he's such a sweetie. Anyway, I had the same issue as belgianlover, I couldn't find his forward cue. I figure that either he wasn't as broke as I was told, or maybe when they rode they always let him follow another horse? But he's picking it up pretty fast. We haven't been able to get out much because it's either freezing or muddy but hubby snapped some pictures the other day when we were out for a short spin:
I'm going to deck him out in flourescent green. I ordered a really nice bridle but the bit was too small, hence the green reins and blue halter, lol! The new bit came in later this week and maybe we'll get to try it out this weekend (of course, we're supposed to get another couple inches of sleet and snow today, ggrrrrrr). He looks a lot darker than a lot of Belgians I've seen. What do you think?