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post #11 of 20 Old 03-16-2016, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a updated photo of Henry from 03/16/16 he's blossoming into quite the expressive horse... looking all nice an refreshed after his bath... I was working on our chicken coop and had him in the round pen to graze... And all of a sudden he started trotting and loping the pen like "hey are you gonna come give me exercise or not" he'd do a couple laps, stop then nicker and look straight at me switch directions and repeat. I wish I had gotten a video of it!!


Now that he's a little better muscled and up in weight does it change anyone's views on him?? I'd love to hear them!!
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Here is a updated photo of Henry from 03/16/16 he's blossoming into quite the expressive horse... looking all nice an refreshed after his bath... I was working on our chicken coop and had him in the round pen to graze... And all of a sudden he started trotting and loping the pen like "hey are you gonna come give me exercise or not" he'd do a couple laps, stop then nicker and look straight at me switch directions and repeat. I wish I had gotten a video of it!!


Now that he's a little better muscled and up in weight does it change anyone's views on him?? I'd love to hear them!!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! He looks AWESOME!!!!

PS...his feets are a little long :)

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post #13 of 20 Old 03-16-2016, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, he is due for a trim. our farrier keeps canceling on us... so I'm doing the best i can with the limited resources i have... plus hes feet were very bad when he came here so they're loads better... they're still a BIGGGG work in progress, hes heels were extremely under him, and though they still are theyre getting better, along with his toes, which were overgrown and curling/flaring. All in all hes feet are healthy and we were dealing with really bad case thrush/white line disease so now that that's taken care of they growing like weeds!! its hard to have to find a farrier down here since its not really horse country... I'm trying to find someone or a course to take so i can properly trim his feet, but it also doesn't help that his previous owner never worked on his feet so he fidgets and stomps if you hold them up so were still working really hard on him knowing that hes not gonna fall over and die if he holds them longer than just cleaning them out so i need someone to actually hold him and keep his attention, i swear he has A.D.H.D.... squirrel. lol and with my husband being military and getting sent to all these schools i don't have anyone around to help me.

so hopefully this week i can get into the library and try to get my nose in a book or two and maybe get a couple of videos to see how to properly measure and everything like that.
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post #14 of 20 Old 03-17-2016, 04:04 AM
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He looks so much better! Sounds like you found yourself a good horse.

Nothing wrong with just being a nice trail horse! If you're looking for some kind of challenge with him, maybe do a trail trial if they have them in your area? It's like a trail riding obstacle course :)
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post #15 of 20 Old 03-21-2016, 09:17 PM
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He looks great! He have a really nice butt on him. I like how you got him to look so good. He has the perfect legs. I think he would be a perfect western pleasure horse or if he likes to run a spend horse.
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post #16 of 20 Old 03-22-2016, 08:50 AM
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I really like the thickness of his back legs, very substantial - I think he's a great all-around horse!
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post #17 of 20 Old 03-22-2016, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well thanks everyone, I'm glad everyone likes how he looks so far, I'm hoping he's still going to fill out more even though he's fullier than I was expecting him to be. the original owner bought him for a speed horse but honestly he doesn't scream speed to me under saddle, that or maybe he feels like I'm the one not into speed 😝 He comes from mainly foundation lines with a little speed mixed in but he seems more laid back, maybe if he does become a speed horse he won't have gate issues... I guess training is the key 🙂

And I'm glad you guys like he's rear end and hind legs, that's what I was concerned about most when I got him, mainly because he had no muscle and was just weak back there, now I feel like he's rear end is the best part of him, minus his handsome face of course.
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post #18 of 20 Old 03-24-2016, 03:29 PM
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Oooooooooh he's looking so HANDSOME!

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post #19 of 20 Old 04-24-2016, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Standing so handsome and quite after our ride I just had to get a picture.

Took him on our first "real" trial ride away from the security of our dirt mile long loop... Had to walk down the paved road, got passed by three speeding cars(I had to bite my touch not to say anything, people have no respect for horses around here), then went down some dark and scary trails... Well probably seemed like that to him, I thought it was absolutely perfect!!
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The trail.
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