He doesn't whip himself with it. Its fall and starting to snow. Please, I don't preach to you how to manage your horses, and I would like if you would do the same. This is not the place, but you are more than welcome to make a new topic with your views on tails, what they are intended for, their year round uses, and braids.
great reply, she says then adds
If you really want to keep it up and mess free this is a great way to put up a tail, I keep my guys up all winter, and did have one up through the summer for shows. The only problem I had was with the foals, they loved chew stings
Back on topic, Walter has certainly grown up and is a handsome young man, who would of thought that the little hairy guy would grow up so handsome?
What are the future plans for him? I agree with the concern over straight pasterns, great for halter, not so much for a riding horse.
Well, we tried showing HUS lol, I made a thread about the show. He looks wonderful HUS in training! I think he would love to do hunter over fences, but I will talk to my vet before any training for that starts. It wouldn't be until he was 4 or 5 anyways. He is a little mentally immature in some ways, so I don't want to melt his baby brain. First/Last Show of the Season
Future plans.. I would like to try WP, HUS, HOF, Trail, Showmanship. I have been watching App Worlds, and I would like to try a hunter hack class at some point haha. Two fences and then a rail class.
I show him in-hand, as I can do that. I ride him here and there, but I need to get lessons. I am going to start lessons this winter out here, and take them until I move back home, and can get serious with Walter.
GH I've looked at wrapping tails like that. I will have to see if my mom wants to give it a go this winter.
I don't see a massive difference bar being turned out well for his show :) He does look as if his back as leveled up a bit which is always good :) One thing I did notice is his coat colour changed a good bit now I don't know whether that was supposed to happen or whether he is lacking copper but eiither way it still looks good. Good look with him in the future :)
Bad lighting in the arena, but his coat is vibrant as ever. He is roaning, minus a patch on his side, which the genetic people have deemed a somatic mutation.
I had never showed either, but I love it. A little stressful, and long days, but worth it I think. So long as the horses aren't getting crabby and soured. The vet deemed Walter ADD. He loves shows, gawking at everything and going for walks through the stables and outside. Your yearling would be awesome at most colourful I bet!
I hope his pasterns don't disable him in anyway. I know he;s in no way perfectly put together, but I would like him to stand up. He likes jumping things when free playing in the arena. Pylons, poles, if small jumps were previously up, he'll jump them. As said, vet will be consulted before anything like jumping starts under saddle. :)