Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Small Town, Louisiana
He is like a gentle giant. He has been acting up since we brought the new horse in, he is acting VERY jealous when I go around Rusty and not him. But.. before this, which I am sure will pass lol... he is very sweet... He loves to run.. loves it. My husband is mostly the one to ride him though. He has an old injury from an event that his first owner had him in, and it left a huge knot on his rear knee. The vet said it could have been a break that did not heal properly, but we are not certain. It is a little bigger than my fist. We figure that is why he does not run top speed possibly. It does not seem to bother him at all...we just know he should be faster than what he is. I am not complaining though, he is a true pleasure to ride at any speed, and very light on the reins. Right after we got him I was riding him out back in a clearing by the woods, and it had just rained and I was not feeling good.( I should have had my rear end inside lol) Needless to say we were galloping, and we hit a soggy spot and he slid forward. In that split second I was preparing to go over his head... he caught him self and I ended flying off to the side instead. It was totally my fault. He felt me come off, and here I was on the ground feeling like I had just tumbled off a building, and he spun around and walked up in front of me...facing me, and stood there with his head down jsut looking at me very calmly. My husband saw it from a distance and by the time he got out there where we were I was up. The point to that story is, I have taken tumbles off other horses... but they never turned around and stood there like that... they would always take back off to the barn lol... I knew then he was great... it was me that needed the work lol.
I never understood the big deal with the Arabs... now I do.
Yes.. he is full blood. He is just huge ;)