I took some pictures of Indy yesterday and I compared them to the ones I took when he first came to my barn. I was hoping you could tell me if you see any noticeable changes in the year that i've had him or if you see anything that I should work with on him.
Here's a little info on him:
He was turned out on 80 acres of land in North Carolina until he was three and a half. Then he was in upstate New York and two months before he turned four we began riding him. I brought him home in September of last year just after he turned four. Now, he and I are working on walk, trot, canter, and tiny cross rails. However I mostly ride him western. Eventually I would like to show him in some kind of jumper class, but just for fun.
And what breed do you think he could be? When I got him we thought he was an appendix quarter horse but some people say he looks arabian. Also, when I ask him to stand square, he does it, but then other time's he looks like he is "parking out" but the vet says it looks more like a fox trotters stance or something. He also has been known to pick up a "gait" instead of cantering. Not always or often but sometimes. What do you guys think?
Sorry there are so many pictures, thanks for checking it out!!
WHEN HE FIRST CAME
Eating hay after he arrived:
More hay :
Even MORE hay but from the other side:
Us standing next to him:
PICTURES IN ORDER FROM THEN TIL NOW
Not the most attractive picture of me:
Three months after I got him, it was winter. Nice fuzzy coat:
Eating when he was SUPPOSED to be working:
He looks sleepy:
What a cutey, he was going like that for a whole circle:
I love when his mane flys:
His front legs look funny but he's moving :) :
Standing in the wash area:
I can hardly ever get him to stand square unless I'm riding, and when he does, I never have the camera:
Falling asleep AGAIN:
He cut his nose sticking his face through the fence:
Drinking out of the trough:
Going back to his turnout: