Well today is my prospects 2 year old birthday (steppin on Sparks). So I figured an update would be good. I will try to get some pictures or videos up soon.
I have rode him about 15 times now... he stops on a dime, backs up.. Lopes off on both leads and move off my legs.. I can lay the neck rein and press my leg on his front shoulder and he will jump off of it (controled of course). Right now I am working on squaring him up and driving him a little at the lope.
So far everything has been extremely easy... Just a few "rodeos" at first when I was trying to get him to move off my spurs. Again I will post some videos for your viewing pleasure.
I really don't like how high his butt is. In the first pics I thought he might grow out of it but he still is extreamly butt high. I'm not familer with reiners so I don't know if it is common for them to look like this at that age?
Yeah I can see that he has a high croup that is common in Quarter Horses it seems, but I'm not sure about reining horses in particular. But it seems like it would be good to have a bigger higher butt they can put their weight into. I don't know all that much about it though, so correct me if I am wrong.
I know he is BIG but you don't want his butt to be uneaven with his front end. It makes most manuvers a lot harder for him. I hope he grows out of it but that foal pic makes me think he wount. It looks like he has always been really butt high. He is cute though