Yes he was pastured for a while, under light-meduim work. The second and third photos were right after the last photo, he was shown this fall (which is why he had padded shoes on..).
As far as levels go I'm only a beginner at dressage and jumping, so I'm sure we'd only do some local shows and at the end of the season some rated shows. I plan on doing some haul ins and working with my hunter/dressage trainer. :) I'll get some photos in a few hours. Thanks!
And yes, it is the same horse, but the first photo was taken in 2006 and his grey has changed quite a bit since then ;)
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