He is a 9 year old broke to ride perch draft cross gelding that has joined our farm.
He did very well considering my big draft tack does not fit him well at all, I will need to buy all new tack in warmblood size for bridle and such and a different saddle for his shorter back and maybe a different saddle blanket, my big long draft saddles are to long.. but next time we can try for a short training ride with it up higher in placement, or I will see if I can borrow a 16 regular horse saddle till I get my own in place.
None the less, our first ride went well, he rode out alone, I ponied for a bit and then Jason rode him freely. It was not a long ride but we rode on and off property. a bit more training and tack fitting and I look forward to our first two horse ride off farm with Caleb
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Welcome, Mr. Bojangles! What a beauty he is. Speaking of Caleb, what is the procedure for introducing a new horse to the farm? If the two have been introduced, how did it go? Glad you’re going to get the chance to do more riding this year. You’ll be an inspiration to me as I really want to ride more too.
Hi Forest Fun, Thanks, we like him too. Ideally If it had worked right, they would be apart for a min of three days, a week would be better but caleb knocked down the gate that I had put up, he was coming into that area right behind us, thank you very much.. so then they had nose to nose contact, so at that point.. bio was broken.. so I am instead checking them three times a day carefully and taking both temps twice a day for three days and once a day for four more.. as the temps will let me know if anything funky is brewing.
So they love each other, best buds.. its so sweet.. me too.. Bo had ground work yesterday and first tack and short on and off farm ride today, did good in many many ways.. and needs a bit of a refresher and my way tweeking.. I hope you do ride more!