Dragged the camera out to the barn tonight to take some new pics of my horse. I've not charted any of my horses' progress before... but with Windsor I've been super diligent about taking pics every 6 weeks or so.
I think, finally, he is in optimal condition! His feet still need work, that will be ongoing for awhile, but weight/muscle/topline is looking great.
He is living a well deserved life of leisure now, with the occasional light hack thrown in just to keep him busy. He gets a LOT of grooming, too! To say the spark is back in his eye, well I think that is an understatement. He is quite the noble beast and he knows it!
Thanks guys! I was so pleased with how he looked in those pics I had to post.
He's gone from being very introverted, to very "look at me" and I have loved watching the change happen. You can't blame him, he is definitely handsome! You would never guess he is 21.
He is quite a lovely mover as well, he naturally wants to use his back and he has a beautiful big trot, and a very balanced canter.
PP your post made me smile.... I keep thinking he cannot look any better, and then he surprises me and something fills in, or changes, and alas he improves even more. I'd love to see his neck and wither/shoulder develop a little more, I am thinking that will come with more consistent riding. He has turned into such a beefcake!!
We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.