Feb. 28th is Costa's big day. He's going to my stable, and will likely be started with lunging around the 5th and probably undersaddle towards the end of March.
I sticked him today. He's just a smidge under 16.1hh, and still butt high, so my hopes of him making 16.2hh don't seem totally unfounded.
But as March approaches, so much to do, so little time! He needs a new halter (having officially grown out of his "horse size" he now needs an upgrade to a warmblood size), a bit to be started in (thinking of doing a french link snaffle) and a decent turnout sheet, as the one he has now barely covers his butt. In addition, he requires a coggins test, his teeth done, his passport completed and signed, and his feet done all before March.
My little boy is growing up :( And just like any mom, I have mixed emotions.
He's gone from this:
And it doesn't seem so long ago, either.
My only hope now is that he is as calm and sweet undersaddle as he has been on the ground, and that we have many years of growing together.