The photo was taken a couple of years ago. He still looks the same when he runs—a streak of lightning, tail up, neck arched. And he loves to run. Except on hot days and evenings.
I could not get him to do much this evening when I saddled him and took him to the round corral. There was not a breeze to be felt. I couldn’t work him too hard. He was sweating from just the lunging and riding him for another hour would be asking too much.
We are using a different saddle and it looks like it fits fine but I need a half pad for shock absorbance. It seems to not put too much pressure on his withers but I need to try this half pad. It’s been a long time that I’ve used an english saddle.
Photos will follow—this week. By November I should have him looking like an Arabian should—physically fit and trim.