This be Toby.
He's looking at the donkey next door, who was braying crazily XD
He's so freaking adorable.
Don't you love the homemade blue tape/aluminum foil/napkin blinders?
He is a Fjord/Shetland cross. He's cowhocked, has a bad chest/neck connection, and a beautimus roman nose. He's 10 years old, and was a former pony wheel slave. He loves to go in circles, but I want him to walk straight and pull a cart XD Oh, and he used to be about 100 pounds heavier. He was a nasty looking plug before I got him on a feeding program and in training.
The last pic is of him preparing to pull a log for the first time last week. The first three are from today, when I had him stand still. He stood, looking around for about 10-15 minutes. I figured out how to get him to listen to me when I want him to stand still. He was "trained" by a gruff old man, and I found that if I lower my voice, speak deeply, and kind of grunt "no", he won't move a muscle XD
He is an evil pony, don't let his looks fool you.
I am training him to be an all around children's pony, a cart- pulling pony, and a lunge-line master for the beginner riders at my barn.
On the lungeline today. He did many walk to canter transitions perfectly
My favorite pic of him.