Just a quick update today and a photo. My schedule this week hasn’t left me much free time, but I’ve been wanting to work more with Dan so today I took the saddle and bridle out to tack him up. Boy is he handsome under tack. I can’t believe how much better he looks in 3 short weeks! It doesn’t even seem like the same horse.
Dan loads, ties, stands nicely for grooming/tacking, leads, is super friendly…I could go on but I really don’t want to because then someone will want to come and adopt him! 🙂 Seriously, that is the goal. It will still be a little while before I get on Dan. His ribs are well sprung and his chest is deep, so he can take up a lot of leg. You can see in the picture that my 17.5 inch english saddle looks small on him. He’s probably only 14.3-15hands at the most, but has nice sturdy, thick bones and feet. But, even with a wither relief pad the saddle is still on his spine, so I didn’t longe him in it…we just walked around a little bit. I almost forgot to snap a picture and just did it as an afterthought before I pulled the saddle off of him, so forgive the treat bag, longe line and other mess in the picture.