He's coming along super nicely! It only took a month, a month and a half but he finally stopped trying to bite everything and everyone (of course gelding probably helped with that. Nevermind the constant corrections )
Now if I could only strap on my big girl panties and try cantering him. I may wait till we're on a trail and going up a hill.
He has a massive ADD problem. He's not use to being in an active place so he gets distracted by horses being walked by, people walking by, you name it and he's busy looking at it. So I'm busy trying to move his feet and get him paying attention to me. I'm going to start tying a horse in the ring and having my friends make random distractions to hopefully break him of that problem.
No pictures to share, but here's a pic of his Daddy. Not sure if I posted this on an earlier page.
I was looking through some old photo's of when I first got Sammy and am happy with the weight he's put on and his overall general better health.
From the day I got him
To yesterday. My friend got her snazzy camera out and snapped some pictures. Little mini-photoshoot before winter comes.
He still has a slight attitude problem. If he gets frustrated or mad with something his first reaction is to try to bite, which is immediately reprimanded. He swings his ass at people when he's free lunged in the ring, but it's really too large to do free-lunging in (we just did it for the pictures.) I think I got more of an exercise trying to get him to move than he did trotting around in circles.
Since I've had him I've taught him to:
.Pick up all four feet (he would kick if you tried)
.Stand for Farrier
.Stand for the vet
.Take a bit
.Broke to Ride (Very green)
And most recently