My friend said that he's already starting to shed out. O.o We've had a couple of warm days so far, but she said there are clumps of hair all over his stall. She thinks I should body clip him this summer.
We went for a 3.5 hour trail ride today. It wasn't as much fun as it should have been...mainly because apparently my boy is afraid of open spaces. Lol Anyway, got some pics when we stopped for lunch and when we were relaxing after the ride back at the barn.
I know it isn't a pic, but I found the video of Aires' first ride and got it uploaded to YouTube, so I thought I'd share. Keep in mind, this was his first ride EVER and the trainer's first time riding a horse that had never been ridden before. I left the audio with our silly comments 'cuz I think it's funny (some of the jokes only we at our barn would get, but that's okay lol). This also happened to be the day I sprained my ankle coming off that stupid mare, which is why my friend asks me if I need help getting down at the end.
He was about 28 months when the BO started working with him and 30 months when he had his first ride. I started teaching him to lunge as soon as I got him, so that cut the BO's training time in half. The BO worked with him VERY piecemeal. He'd do maybe on day a week, or one day every other week. He was saddled a total of three times before he was ridden.