To back up the pictures with a little story..
Both horses came cheaply to us. My friend bought Teddy aka Gvidons as a aproxx 2 yr old, malnurished, uncared for, completely neglected. They worked hard with him, and he now (5yrs old) is the gentlest horse I know, also the biggest clown. I am still suprised with him every day. Yesterday, he saw his owner and me sitting at the back of the house, bringing out tack, and planning the lesson, and he was just standing at the gate of the pasture and waiting. We take him out easily, he stands untied to be cleaned and tacked up, he basically just slept there. And yesterday the whole lesson went almost perfect..
Yes, he still needs a lot of work, but he already has built a lot more muscle than he had, and also stamina. He used to run out of energy with simple w/t/c session in about 30 minutes.
Yesterday they were working for about 70 minutes, and he wasnt even wet! So I am kinda proud of what I have achieved with them. Basically I care for both, train, feed, ride Teddy...
Grand - 3 yrs old, lost his eye around march, this year, I got him in june. He was malnurished, untrained, a bit of a coward, Teddy bosses him around, he is not very confident, but I was almost squeeling with happiness when last time on the lunge he was rearing and jumping around. He finally has energy and love for life. There also I am on the right way. We are gaining weight slowly, (thats also why there are no side pictures etc, as I do not feel the need to listen to lectures about a skinny horse). The vet has said its normal, he is growing, from a slow growing breed, and showing a few ribs is even normal. Plus his 3 yr fuglies don't have to be seen much. :P
I am sure all those who have been accused of not caring for horses etc, especially after posting something online, understand me.
They both are my best boys and I love them to bits.. every day I understand it more. Hopefully I will train myself up a bit too, and then I can compete a little too. Plan is simple dressage and maybe up to 2 ft jumping. I don't need more. Dressage I could go further if both me and the horses can.
And yes, I plan to get trainers here for us too, at the moment we are all working on the basics that according to my trainer I am qualified enough to cover :P
To please your, and mine, eyes more pretty pics :P IMG_3781 (1024x683).jpg IMG_3796 (1024x683).jpg