He's going well Mandy, he's been at the breakers for nearly 3 weeks but I'm working out at an outback station for 2 weeks so haven't seen him and haven't spoken to the breaker. But before I left he said he'd settled in well and all looking good no major dramas. He has shown a bit of resistance to pressure but nothing terrible - pretty expected considering I've done next to nothing with him since he turned 2! Posted via Mobile Device
I went to visit the little bloke yesterday as I had a very welcomed day off work.
He has shot right up and is looking a lot more mature in just 3 weeks of work. The breaker was very happy with how he is going, and was surprised that he's not your stock standard 'dumbblood' and actually retained everything he was taught, and learnt very quickly.
Exactly as I suspected, he's pretty lazy so needs a bit more work on the 'go' button, but he's cruising around at walk, trot and canter in the roundyard and for the first time yesterday out in the paddock with tractors, other horses yarded next to it, dogs etc. He had a look at things but no violent spooking. He has no tendency to put his head down for a buck, and certainly no rear or bolt has shown up.
I should have him home in about a week, but I'm quite happy for him to stay longer and get more established if need be - I can't afford to be injured at the moment with only 5 weeks left of my course.
He is about 16hh now - my breaker is a solid 6'6" so makes him look like a pony!!!