My saddlebred? You mean my standardbred or are you referring to someone else? X)
I'm too lazy to spend hours grooming him, he has a shiny coat anyway. I just take the worst mud of him, and then brush the sadle area really careful, I can even wash it and let it dry before I ride if it's impossible to get really clean with just brushing. But that's because he has a very sensetive coat and it gets rubbed really easy.. :3 if I keep it really clean and use a sheepskin, he's ok, tho..
But I spend a lot of energy keeping him in a good shape with just the right amount of fat and always trying to make him broader and more muscular.. Well, I try xD And judging from your comments, this far I'm doing a decent job with it :) I'm glad to hear that.
Just because I love pictures, and my horse ;)
Crow on a trail and munching leaves, I took the bridle off and loosened the girth before snapping this picture and take something to eat myself :)
I'm really happy to have a horse that's so easy both alone and with other horses, I'd be lonely if I couldn't ride out on a ride without company. I don't know about you, but we don't have a habit of driving the horses to trails here, you normally take hat trails and company you have.