Hi all! I am new to the world of horse ownership, and online forums (ha ha)! However, reading through the threads on this page I saw some BEAUTIFUL horses and I loved how all comments/suggestions for further training were done so in a tactful manner, so I wanna put my new boy out there.
He is an approximately 7 year old Appendix. 16.2/16.3h (personally I lean towards 16.2 but papers and vet both claim 16.3). I have owned him for about a month. He belonged to a lady I knew through work, and when he went up for sale I grabbed him because I have worked with him in the past and I had fallen in love. I personally believe he hung the moon :) When I first got him he was more on the thin side with almost no topline development. Still not much topline, but it has developed some. I switched his feed from All-Stock (yeck) to Strategy. I ride about 4-5 times per week if work allows and try to get at least an hour of work in. Usually if we are just doing a trail ride with friends, I will ride him for 2+ hours. He is coming along great and I love him no matter what his looks are, but I would love for some other opinions because like I said, I think I am pretty biased. These are not the best of pictures and I will try to get some more later this week if needed.
The first picture is a shot of him the first day he came to my barn (ribs, etc prominent) and the last picture is the latest shot of him. He is a super willing boy and he has a heart of gold. So fire away all!