Well I've officially had my horse, Putts, for 5 years now! He's come a long way since I first bought him! I've learned so much from him and I also think he's come a really long way in his training, considering I bought him as a greenie (I'm 15 now, so you can do the math on how old I was when I took him on. )
He had a lot of behavioral issues (rearing, bucking, etc) and at one point I was scared to ride him, but we worked it out.
Before I got him he was only ridden in an arena or a roundpen and was never ridden bareback. Now we've gone swimming in a lake, gone on overnight trail rides, learned to pull a carriage, started jumping and riding english. One of our greatest accomplishments, though, is riding bareback/bridleless proficiently.
Although showing's not important to me (I'd much rather trail ride or canter around in the yard ), his improvement was obvious through how he usually placed this year and last year compared to the first two years we showed. Particularly in halter/showmanship classes (at 4H shows).
Do anything for me and that's what I love about him.
Here's a little video I edited/put together of our life since I've had him (the snowy clips are recent though)
Well that's our story. What's your story with your current equine? (bragging welcome )