Okay, just because I'm now addicted to Picnik and was having fun with a quote I found online about horses, I made this from the cell phone pic I took on our very first trail ride. I think it turned out kinda cool.
Thanks! When he's fresh, he can keep up with them pretty well. CJ is a BEAST when it comes to speed, though. The trainer and my friend were out doing an endurance training ride and they let their boys run. The trainer was carrying a GPS and they clocked CJ at 42MPH...and he wasn't even completely opened up!
Where the arab boys lose him is on the turns. They've got that quick arab lightness, whereas it takes him a city block to turn when he's at a dead run.
His winter coat is about 4" long in some places. Yay for not having to blanket! And I'm sure you all remember that the barn joke is that Aires is part wooly mammoth.