He has settled in so well and it's been weeks since he really spooked. Now when he does it's little more than a snort. :) He lunges brilliantly now too, though we both prefer free lunging. He's had about 45 days of training on him and we're ready for the trails very soon. I think he's bored to tears with arena work, and so am I! With the melting snow the trails have been flooded but they're nearly there.
Thanks everyone! He's a great boy. I'm so proud of his progress! He also seems to be enjoying the warmer weather and it's put more life in his lazy bones! There were a few particularly cold days I wasn't sure I was going to get him out of his stall. Ha! I'll keep you updated here about his progress. My BO is very involved with the local FFA shows. By the end of the summer I'm hoping to enter him in one of the fun adult category speed shows. Posted via Mobile Device
We've started work on trotting and riding with other horses. He was a little herd bound at first but now he's good to do his own thing as he gains confidence. He has a big ole stride so today I took a posting lesson. I've always rode gaited horses previously so it was definitely different for me!
Here's some pics from today after our session!
He sure worked up a sweat! And his muscle gain has certainly made him a bit less jug headed haha! Posted via Mobile Device