Yesterday, Flint, our 2 year old walking horse colt, was backed for the first time! [No critique. Thanks.] He did not flinch, already has a great whoa [thank you ground driving], and was just calm, responsive, and took it all in stride. When he came to live with my roommates he was a largely unhandled yearling, and he has come SO far. We're all really proud of him.
[Note: first time putting photos on here without uploading. Hope it works!]
Isn't he handsome? ^^
HA, didn't realize my roomie has such a redonkulous face when I posted this. Lol
What a champ. I've heard that walking horses are generally easy to break in because of their calm and willing natures, but he really impressed me! First time I've seen a horse being ridden for the first time, so very cool learning experience.
And here's a few pics of the rest of the gang, my boy Smoke, Streak [big pally], and Neigh, the grey alpha. I actually got in my first bareback ride on Smoke yesterday, although no pictures of that.
Streak is a 16 year old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. I call him the old man, he has a paralyzed vocal cord from an illness as a baby, so he sounds hoarse and crotchety. But he's as gentle as they come.
Neigh is 9 year old National Show Horse gelding. He's bossman around here, and apparently loves plastic bottles.
Smoke is my 14 year old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. We've been working to get weight on him, as he came to me very skinny. He's finally starting to show improvement, and look at that shine! Loves him.
That's the gang, we had a good day and I wanted to share with ya'll. Thanks for looking!