Saraequestrian, Thanks! I don't know the story about how he got the scar. The guy we got Doc from only knew that the scar ended his show career. I know which stables Doc stayed at before he went to this guy, and have thought about calling them to find out, just out of curiosity, but don't know if they will remember him or not.
Kansas_twister, Sure you don't like the boy too?
If you want him, you have to take his 5 ft long snake too! lol j/k. I am planning on getting Brandon in 4-H this year, along with my 6 y/o daughter, Dana. But Brandon wants to show cattle instead.....Ugh, that means we'd have to fork out the money for a calf! lol
I have tried Orchellens, MFA, Best of the West, and another tack shop that's out in the country, not to mention all the sports stores around here. I have found one about an hour away, but it only carries youth small....and we're going to check out another tack shop that's on the way to grandma's house tomorrow.
I know it's prolly kinda over-protective, but I'd rather Brandon wear a helmet at all times around any horse. I honestly don't think Doc would act up, heck I haven't even found anything that will spook him yet! lol But back in April we had a very bad experience with a horse that was supposedly excellent with kids! We even sat and watched the trainers kids jump on this horse bareback and ride around without any problems! This incident caused my daughter to have the bone right below her eye fractured in a couple places, a huge abrasion on her cheek, and two black eyes! I know a helmet probably wouldn't have helped in this case, since it was her face, but I really don't want to take any chances!