Well I kind of fell off the radar but wanted to update on my mustang gelding. He is coming along SO well. He is one of the quietest horses I own. I can pick up all his feet, saddle him, work him, he works off lead/rein pressure. He is still growing (a slow grower, more like a warmblood) so at 2 years of age (in april) he just wasn't quite ready to be backed so I'm giving him space. He's shooting up and out like a leaf! I compare him to the QH 2 year olds that are at my boarding facility and he is
Buster still doing well. We worked on some trailer loading yesterday. He was doing great, but then got in to a hissy and decided to throw a fit so I had to really work him. Got him to finally load up quietly, although he didn't want to stay in very long. I took what I could get in the dying light of the day and his willingness to cooperate. I also put him out in turnout with Apollo. They played for a good few hours. It was adorable. Grooming each other, sniffing each other, grazing beside one another.
Well, all is still going well with Buster. He will be two years old in April and he is definitely coming along nicely. I've been saddling him and he's no worse for the wear. No buck. No spook. The only BIG issue I've had with him is handling the back feet. I just didn't have the confidence to stick with him. He will let me touch the back legs and he will pick them up, but when I tried to hold them, even for a second, he would get unbalanced and lose it. So, I finally admitted that I could only do
Its been awhile! Thought I'd post. Buster is doing really well. I can now rub him anywhere and he is happy as a clam. He will give me all of his feet. He lunges and sends through gates better than any of my other horses. He has been sacked out and carries a pad. I haven't gotten to the saddle yet, but that is more due to MY time constraints than to him not being ok with it. He doesn't bat an eye. I can tighten a rope on his belly though. He also flexes to the halter both directions. Such a great
Been awhile since I've updated. Its been a hectic few months! Buster is still doing well. He is 14.3 hands now. He's growing so quickly. I can now trim his front feet while having him stand on the hoof jack. I can pick up his back hooves, although he is still working on the balancing act while I hold them. He comes trotting up when I go in to the paddock. He whinnies for us now when we feed. He LOVES his paddock shelter and uses it when it rains. So adorable. He is filling out and starting to look