Hi all! :) I'm looking for some critique/opinions of my 14.1 Paint x Arabian gelding Oliver Sudden, aka Ollie. He'll be seven years old this spring. Up until December 2010 when we bought him, he was a lesson pony, and since then we've been working on refining everything he was already good at. Over the last few months, I've really been focusing on teaching him how to soften to the bit, frame up, and carry himself better so he develops a more proper topline and muscle. Still a long way to go, but I'm already so pleased with how far he's come and how much we've both learned. :) This coming summer I hope to do some little jumper shows with him and maybe event a bit, if we can get out schooling cross country a few times!
For the record, I know he's a bit pudgy right now...working on pony boot camp and getting him more into shape after a long hard winter! I'm consistently riding 5 days a week now so he should work off all that chub in no time. :) Thank you all in advance!