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post #11 of 30 Old 08-18-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 30 Old 08-18-2013, 08:21 PM
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What a handsome boy! Quite apparent he made a safe journey, and is both healthy and happy :)
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post #13 of 30 Old 08-18-2013, 08:22 PM
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That's one nice sized arena. It looks like he is settling in well. He's a handsome fellow.
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post #14 of 30 Old 08-20-2013, 06:58 PM
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*drools* He's SO handsome! I'm jelly! o.o
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post #15 of 30 Old 08-20-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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I am very pleased with him. I can't do a lot with him at the moment as he is barefoot, his fronts only by about 4 weeks so he is a little tender footed though sound. Due to being barefoot his feet aren't in the greatest shape; they are short and ragged. He was supposed to get shod today but the type of shoe my farrier wants to use, a glue on version, isn't one he stocks so they have to order them. I have to go out of town this weekend so it will be next Wednesday before he has shoes.

In any case, I rode him yesterday to get rid of my "first ride at home" jitters in our large indoor..freshly graded and soft :). When I first tried to mount from the block he circled it like wagons lining up for war. I didn't fuss, just tucked the reins behind the irons and free lunged him, just kept him moving but I let him pick the pace; (he cantered most of it) for about 10 mins just to get rid of the excess energy. When I went to mount again he took one step forward so I got back down (I had only gotten one foot in the iron) and backed him about 30 steps. The next try he stood nice and still. We just walked around and trotted a little..nothing strenuous. We have kids at camp at the barn so they were running around, yelling, talking loud, jumping off the bleachers and he looked but didn't spook or shy. He got hit in the chest when one of our kamikaze birds flew up from the ground and he didn't even tense. He walked past a very large and loud tractor, that had a huge drag attached, that was parked only a couple of feet from the barn door and he walked past it and into the barn without even looking at it.

He has been home for four days and already has developed quite the following. He is very sweet with everyone and enjoys poking his head over his door to greet anyone that walks by...especially if they stop for a poll scratch with some sort of treat in hand :)..he is not a dumb horse.

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post #16 of 30 Old 09-07-2013, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Rigo has been home three weeks. He now has shoes all around, has had his teeth floated and we had our first official lesson on the 4th. He has become a barn favorite with his personality..he is most definitely a people horse, and is as gentle as a lamb with the little kids. While he head butts me and practically knocks me over (think of being pushed by a greyhound bus), he just taps his nose on the little kids. I hate to think just how many pounds of carrots he is getting when I am not there :)

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post #17 of 30 Old 09-07-2013, 08:31 PM
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I absolutely love that indoor arena! it reminds me of back home in France when I rode. I love that style of arena. Great to see he is doing so well! looking forwards to seeing more videos and photos.
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post #18 of 30 Old 09-07-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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That is our smaller indoor arena which is the same size as a legal large dressage arena.
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post #19 of 30 Old 09-07-2013, 11:52 PM
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Lovely horse! He looks wonderful!
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post #20 of 30 Old 09-21-2013, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Updated pic...5 weeks and 1 day:
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