Saddly, in my area it is very common to find perfectly good and healthy horses, with good breeding and lots of potential, simply living their lives as pasture pets, never being worked a day in their life. It's very sad. But at least these people take pretty good care of their two horses. How it happened is that they bought Pride's mother as a retired broodmare. They didn't want a horse to ride, they just wanted a pet. Rose is in her twenties. They were surprised to find out that she was pregnant. Pride was not planed for. They had the space and the means to feed both horses so the decided to keep him. But now he's four years old and quite a handful, very sweet but has no manors. I offered to work with him and train him as much as I can. He's a really nice boy. I wish I could buy him, but that's really not an option at this time.
I went out to work with him today and I got his mane braided to one side. I only braided the half that needed to cross over his neck, the rest is upbraided. I figured it would be more comfortable for him that way. He was really jumpy today. There was a lot of static electricity in the air today so every time I rubbed him he got shocked! Poor boy. So I didn't curry or brush him because I want his grooming training to be a positive experience. It has rained a lot resently so he's actually CLEANER than when I first met him. Some mud, but not bad. Their pasture is pretty well eleveated.
I'll be posting pictures soon.