Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Alright, maybe I should give a bit of a story on him? lol. He's an 11 y/o OTTB, off the track for a year in 24/7 turnout and no work until I got him a few months ago. I assumed he wouldn't know anything about being a normal horse and was surprised to find out he knows a lot of random things. So I've kind of been working around what he knows and teaching him the stuff he doesn't, with no real clear goal in mind. But I think if I have something to work towards it will get me on the right track, as far as setting up training goals. Trail riding is something I want to do with him, but he's a pretty smart guy, so I want to give him something that will work his brain a little bit and make him feel like he has a purpose. I think part of the ring sourness is that he knows what I'm going to do, and none of it is very enjoyable according to him, so he just plants his feet and says "I'd rather be eating...." So he's never really been in a ring, especially not an extra large rodeo ring like my barn has.
But like I said, I'm just looking for suggestions so I can set up some goals for us instead of puttering around....
As for the weight, that pic of him facing right just happens to be his skinny side....on the left you can see he doesn't have the ribby look. I don't want him to be a whole lot fatter than he is now, just because it would look wierd with his small frame, but I definitely am looking to build up his muscle mass.
Last edited by justsambam08; 09-27-2009 at 11:38 PM.