We're quite young in these pictures ... I think he was four or five and I was eighteen ... so we are both a bot gangly and awkward. It's been nice to have such an amazing horse because we've grown up together in a good way -- we've been awkward, goofy looking, and insecure-feeling at the same times, and now we are both "adults" ready to form a solid partnership!
(PS: He's still prettier than I am. ; ))