Originally Posted by LyraFreedom
Congrats on finding your new best friend! It seams like your doing everything pretty well. I would like to see a photo of him untacked and with his feet all squared, so that I can look at his weight and conformation 'Health'.
I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow after his grooming. I haven't ridden Gilbert but once since I brought him home because he got a leg injury from another horse the day I brought him home. The vet gave him penicillin and tetanus shots plus gave me some meds to put on his wound. He said it was ok for me to ride him, but I'm very cautious. I still lunge him every day when it's not too wet, but I just don't want to put too much weight too soon on his leg. It's healing up great and I plan to ride him for about 30 minutes this weekend. If that don't seem to bother him at all, I'll start back riding him daily. He'll be 19 on 3/28.
Vegas is 8, will be 9 in a few months and thinks he's Gilbert's boss. Most of the time Gilbert let's him get away with it. He nips at him sometimes but it mostly seems playful. He never leave bite marks on him. They run around the pasture a lot and seem to enjoy each others company. Gilbert don't mind leaving Vegas in the paddock alone, but he stomps near the gate if we take Vegas out and leave him in.
They both seem a little overweight to me and need to be worked to build more muscle. We hardly ever, ever get any snow here so I hope they don't plan on being pasture puffs during the winter.
They're fun to watch and work with and I'm loving every minute of having these 2 geldings.