Hey there! Alright, this is Henry, he is a 16yr old registered Morgan gelding. He did saddleseat for many, many years, and then they tried to do a bit of western with him. I bought him about a month and a half ago. He had no topline whatsoever, his shoulder muscling was horrible and of course the bottom of his neck was like steel since he did saddleseat for many years (different discipline, different muscle usage, not bashing lol) I am planning on doing Dressage with him, I realize we have a loooooong way to go, but I am curious to see what people think of his movement. I can upload some riding videos later on, but we're still working on becoming a bit more consistent lol. This is already a ton better than he was when I started lunging him, he would just take off like a bat outta he** and zoom around...hence the "walk" reminders lol. I'm proud of the turnaround he's made in such a short period of time :)
NOW! I am *hoping* to get to a sold 2nd level with him down the road at least if his health stays optimal, etc. We will be starting with an actual trainer soon, I just wanted to start getting his mind re-wired a bit first.
What do you all think? Potential for solid 2nd? I know it's just free movement, but opinions? Advice? Please keep in mind I have only had him for 45 days lol, nothing happens overnight!
Thanks so much!!