Here's my Tennessee Walking Horse, Brandy! The first one is what she looked like when we got her, and the last one is of her now. She was badly trained and green when I got her, and now that she has improved so much, she's actually fun to ride!
I got Rowdy just after a really bad experience with another horse (If you dig really hard you might be able to find a long post about it somewhere), and basically I was really afraid to let myself bond with him because of that experience.
I first met him when my trainer called me 2 days after bad experience, so I was still really cry-y and such. She said that she had brought a new horse up to the stable and since I was looking to buy, she said I could come take a look when I went to the barn later.
So I went to the stable, walked into Rowdy's stall, saw how terrified he was and my heart broke. Just shattered into a million peices on the floor of the stall.
Because I saw in his eyes the same thing I was sure he could see in mine: Scared, lonely, and above all, sad.
So when he walked towards me, I hugged him and told him it would be okay, and he did the same.
I convinced my parents to buy him a week later (They had seen what a cry-fest it becomes when the horse gets sold to someone else, they had been dealing with it for 5 years).
9ish months later, I love him with everything, and I feel like he does too:)
Here comes a load o pictures:)
this ws in july (I painted him like and indian piony and rode around bareback:) sometimes I wonder why he puts up with me)
"Does this hand have treats?" lol, this was in june:)
I beleive this was in April (1 month after I got him)
Back to july, we won a trooopphhhyyy:) that was the first day of the show, the next he was a bucking mess, poor boy wanted to go home:)
OMIGOD A BIRDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't even know what he was scared of here... the window perhaps? Or maybe his shadow? Lol the scaredy cat:)
I went out to ride one morning in august to find that he only had 1 shoe...hmmmm...So I let him loose in the pasture and we did this!
First day I met him....Look at his eye in the first pic.