Okay so my first horse came home a few days ago! And he's SEVERLY overweight so I think it would be fun to have a progression thread for him!
Backstory? Okay! Well.. as most of you guys probably know im extremely horse crazy! Well I always have been. Apparently when I was little I was too brave on them and my parents never trusted me on them so it took a while for me to finally get my first. I remember mom telling me that it was a secret and not to tell my dad but Mr. J had offered to sell her a kid gentle horse. I remember riding my bike pretending it was a horse soo excited! Well we finally got to go see him and I was SOO excited because the only horse I saw was my dream horse! This big black horse! Well... while I was watching him this chunky bright red horse makes it to the gate and he's the one Mr.J pulls out! Who cares!! Still a horse! We paid 800 for him as a three year old. And guess what... he was green broke... and I was ten and had never ridden before. I never knew how to handle him as a child. For around six months when I was fourteen I got brave enough to jump on him bareback and ride him in the pasture. We even started loping some! However one day my brothers decided to race in the woods on horses and Blaze slipped and I injured my back really bad. Well.. to the doctors we go and guess what! I have to have back surgery! Yep! At 14 years old! Well I wasnt allowed to ride for a complete year so Blazey got to sit in the pasture again. When I was able to ride again my mom was really cautions and made me ride a mare she trusted more. I ended up showing that mare for three years but sadly she wasnt mine. I begged my dad to send Blazey to the trainer so I could ride him! He did but Blazey is soo intune to his rider that he could tell I was mad one day and threw me without a second thought. Then we had a saddle mishap and he tossed me because the saddle went under his stomache. I realized that he was still not mentally ready to be a showhorse yet. He needed graduality to get there. That of which I didnt have time to do... so he ended up going into the pasture and never coming out. I ended up getting Rosie and Roman and Nova then and they took up all my time. He was moved with the herd of horses my brother has to our other farm with 40 acres of nothing but grass. Blaze has always been able to stay fat off of eating barely anything and he got extremely obese from this. I couldnt stand to see him like that and have finally decided that since Rosie isnt needing constant work and roman is done with groundwork and just needs to mature and Nova is retired as a broodmare that its time to finally finish him! I feel like I am finally ready to fix a probem horse and I think Roman for that. He taught me how to chill out and not worry about every move the horse makes. I've already seen a lot of progress with his attitude these last two days he's been here and im soo excited to see the horse he's going to become!
Day 2 at home.