Sorry I have no good pics of us riding. He is a 14 yr old 15.2 hh foundation gelding. He was trained all the way through reining
, and shown very little. He was also ridden english for a couple years. A couple years ago he was sent to a barn by my bf's aunt and uncle to get worked and sold. But when they came to check on him he was completely emaciated
. They got him back up to weight in back in training. Then my bfs sis took care of him. He dropped weight when they ran out of weight builder, he was cribbing constantly (made him slow at eating, and then the other horses would steal his food). Anyway they gave him to me
!!! He also has bad allergies and sweet itch. So I brought him back to weight, and started riding him. I was having a hard time because I didn't know his cues and I felt like I was missing something. So my bfs sis showed me on saturday how to ride him. I learned how to get him to bend correctly, use my seat, lower his head and so on. So now I am set to get started and get him in shape again. I am a good rider, but my reining trainer took off before he could finish teaching me. So I taught myself a lot. Anyway now I need a new trainer, anyone know of a reining trainer in wa? Im going to go watch a reining show this month so I can try and find one. Anyway this is Peppy Doc Gold aka Pep, peppy, or pepper lol.
I can spin and stop him (correctly). But he is on his forehand in the canter so I have to fix that. We already got big improvement when my bfs sis helped me, she showed me how to help him. He is also stiff so I have to bend him, especially on his left side. Oh and you can see that his mane is roached
, he rubbed part of it out (sweet itch), so I have to grow it back. Sorry if im typing too much. Im really excited. I know that I need a trainer, reining is very complex, im already getting a taste of that. The pics of us riding is only after four rides, so don't judge us by it. He hadn't been worked on a year before that. I think he will be great for me, I get to learn from him. He will allow me to learn the ropes of reining. Oh and he is a very sweet boy, and loves to challenge people when they ride him. He is smart, and fast. He is a hard keeper and takes a lot of work. With the swat, farrier bill (needs all four pads on, his heels are way low), supplements, now I have to buy MTG, and I could go on. Free horses are never free lol.