CC, he looks like a real darling! Are you going to start riding soon? Hey, I've got an idea... how about riding him up to the meet and greet next weekend and get some of the padding off him?
EMS, you'll be here before you know it, time is going to fly. Soon we will be sitting together at Will Rogers and hopefully by then you will have forgotten all the moving pains.
Cyn, if I were you I would opt for the stall with pasture turnout. Has he ever been in a herd before? IMO it is critical for healthy development. I turned my colt out for the first time when he was one and he was chased but never bitten. When he was turned out with my mare and a couple of others last summer though my mare chewed up his rear end. That was last summer. Now there are a few faint scars but nothing major. I don't show my horses so if they get a little beat up it doesn't matter. Because he is young he has always been the lowest member of the herd and just gets pushed around more than bitten. I have video of his first turnout I can share when I get my new laptop.
Speaking of my colt, we are doing ok with ponying. Today he kept walking up too far alongside my mare and I'm working on keeping him back at her hip. I stop them and back him up but then when we move forward he comes back up again. I used my mare to walk into him to cut him off but then she was getting pissy about that. We went out back into the big pasture today to practice.
TG did you ever find me on FB? I never got the group invite, strange since I know you sent it.