thank you for the nice comments. Yes, I have been riding him. He is extremly smooth, I do have a couple of things that I am working on. He thinks that he has to stay right with any other horse and rider, but he is quickly learning that if he yells out to the other horse then he has to do a lot of one rein stops and circles. My the end of my ride he decided that he didn't care about the other horses.
I probably have to go through this a few times but he is already 90% better. I think it has to do w/ him being cut just a little over a month ago. Other than that he seems like he is going to be my dream horse.
He is easy to catch, comes running to the gate when he sees me and whinning.
His ground manners are perfect and he is not aggressive to the other horses.
I am extremly happy with him.
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