*gasp* I just looked at your Ahab - what a freaking beauty!! I hope you're loving him now!
At the risk of hijacking the thread
I just have to say...
Ahab and I have a convoluted relationship, that's for sure. So much of me wants to re-home him and get a "real" riding horse, but the little bugger is weaseling his way into my heart. He is not making Project Get-A-Horse easy. I always took care of him; fed him, groomed him, picked his feet whenever he would let me, scratched his butt and fed him apples, but he pretty much just blew me off and ignored me, unless he thought I was harboring a carrot.
Now, he wickers for me. My old horse, Djinn, ALWAYS whinnied at me, but Ahab: never. He also has started doing this thing, where, when he sees me coming, he walks away to the far end of the paddock, just as he always did. The difference is, now, when he hits the far end, he spins and walks back really fast, sometimes trots, and twice, cantered
back, stuffs his nose in my shirt and snorts and blows. He always greets me now. So, as I said, he is making getting rid of him very difficult.
So, we are working on the riding thing; his hooves are better, his diet is much improved, a chiropractor is coming, a bitless bridle is on order, and I've been contacting instructors...