First off, I appreciate all the support from my baby horse blues last week. Even though I know it’s my blog and I’m technically allowed to whine, it feels pretty ridiculous to be all, Woe is me! My horse that I am fortunate to have and even more fortunate to have in a training program isn’t progressing as fast as I want him to! Wah wah wah.
But you know, that’s how it goes sometimes. At least I’m honest?
We had a really nice hack on Saturday morning, even though I kept it to walk/trot since it rained a lot the day before and the arena was partially dried out though. But that was fine, because he worked so hard that week. Keeping things to walk/trot allowed me to really concentrate on getting the bend right (or more right I should say). I’d have media, but I forgot to charge my newly-bought Pivo. Maybe tonight is the I get it working.
During my whining, Dom mentioned that Poet looked like a different horse than when I got him. I tend to agree, for a lot of reasons, but of course most noticeable is his coloring. So I thought it’d be a nice time to show a gray progression update. This is the first horse I have pictures of of most of his life, so it’s neat to track how he’s changed. He’s shedding out beautifully (even though he hates all the currying), and I feel like this is going to be our best year of dapples before they start to fade. I might have to splurge and get some black background photos this summer to document.
And just for giggles, I tried to take some decent shots of him tacked up after our ride on Saturday. But of course he always wants to follow me everywhere, and loves to “relax” after a ride… so this is what most of them looked like:
Behold, my majestic hunter. I know you’re all jealous 😉