Thought I'd bump this thread up so everyone can continue showing off their gorgeous Apps!
Dice is just about the smartest horse I've ever had the honor to work with/own. I know I've already shared pics before but I got some new ones that are pretty good =P
" I'll be up up and away, up up and away" His fave thing to do in the field. They're always pretty balanced too.
Lovin' my future barrel star!
I had him balance a bucket on his head and "smile" at the same time. He puts up with so much haha most tolerant 4yr old ever!
"Hey mom! I know how much you love Arabs, look I'm an Arabian!" (Complete with snorting haha. He does this frequently. I swear he's a registered App haha but sometimes he'll just prance around the field with tail straight up, curled neck, and snorting)
His first bareback ride on the one year anniversary of his first ride! Proud mama? I think so.
I have to say(not sure if I said it in my other post here) I wasn't really ever a fan of Appaloosas before I got him. No particular reason (okay except maybe the "rat tail" assumption). I had always heard the stereotype that they are stubborn as a mule so when looking for a prospect an Appy was no where near on my list of breeds. Now that I have one I know he's not stubborn, just overly smart. He tries so hard to please and is visibly upset when he knows he's not doing something right. He LOVES praise absolutely thrives
on it. He tries so hard to please and do well because he knows he'll get scratches (and the occasional Powerade haha)
He's also an extremely sensitive soul. I unfortunately found that out this passed weekend when I allowed someone to "try something" on him. Bad bad BAD move on my part. It lasted all of three minutes and I was holding back tears. Word of wisdom, no matter how much you think you trust someone be careful when you let them on the horse you trained, especially when they don't listen to you.