That sounds amazing. we realy dont have a place to just let them run. Our hay field has been converted into a corn field the past few years so the only place to ride is our small outdoor. when we go to speed shows we find big fields and jsut go for a run. My show horse is her son and he is the complete opposite of her. Lazy as a log. But if you put him head to head with some one he will take off and make sure hes in front lol. But his idea of running is bucking with a headset lol.
Haha, I know how that goes. It amazes me that they can love it so much even when they are 60+ years old in human years. ^-^ They can definitely age better than we can. For my boy, he would run until I pulled him up (and that would take a while) We used to have a maintained galloping mile straight away, that we would occasionally take the horses too. I used to get him into a canter and then just give him his head and he would go as fast as his legs would take him. He would tire about a 1/4 of the way, and I would end up pulling him about 1/2 way because I can feel he's done but he is refusing to slow down. Then it doesn't help if another horse tries to pass us, competitive too. I just hope that he will slow down before he hurts himself, but will go for as long as his body will let him, if that makes sense? I'm afraid he won't slow down past his body breaking down, and won't show me the signs, though I watch for it.
Yea shes definetly a special mare. We tryed to retire her 3 years ago but whenever any one would get on her you could just feel her wanting to go Soo bad. She has such manners tho and wont take off unless you tel lher too lol. But once she gets going good luck stopping her. I took her in a plug race last summer and we ended up doing 3 laps instead of one because she didnt want to leave the ring lol.
Thank you! He sure is unique with his markings. He is a huge handful and always manages to push my buttons and also give me the most satisfying experiences. Its the challenges that make the good times amazing. The other day I got a good english canter out of him for the first time (trying for months) and I just about cried xP Ah the joys of trying to breed for color right? Never know what your going to get. xP I LOVED reading about the older arab that you work with/own I can't remember exactly. It gives me hope that Jake will do well into his senior years as he is getting up there.
Your horses markings are just amazing. I Love him! <3 One of my horses is a half paint but hes solid. He was suppose to be a black and white pinto GIRL (what we were hoping for) and we got a Solid Bay BOY! lol but thats life. Hes the most amazing horse i could ever ask for. You seem like you have quite a handfull with your boy. He looks like a joy.