I went up to visit Louie tonight after work because I noticed that 3 of his legs were warm to the touch yesterday when I was out. Though he didn't look or act sick or injured in the least, so I rode him yesterday, and we got some very nice forward! Anyhow, I was a bit worried about him, so I went up to visit and he seems fine as usual, all 4 legs felt the same temperature tonight. Who knows, my horse has been proclaimed "goofy" by more than one vet.
Louie's mane has been wanting to part right down the middle for the past several months, like an Icelandic. Maybe that means he's balanced and evenly muscled on both sides (doubtfully), but whatever it means, it looks kinda silly so I banded it on his right side tonight, in hopes to train it a little bit at least.
He was a happy looking boy standing in the tack up area, though I'm pretty sure he was upset that he wasn't standing next to the round bale any longer. He's already put on some weight and his hind end is starting to fill in again. The topline is going to take some time, but it'll come.
Hello and welcome to my blog! Meet my horse Ro & Me's Master of Illusion or "Louie" as we call him. He is an 8-year-old American Saddlebred gelding sired by Trust Fund and out of Everything in Return by Royal Return. Louie was an exciting new addition to the family in October of 2008 and shows tons of potential both in the show ring and out. His friendly personality, curiosity and remarkable intelligence are characteristic of his breed. This blog will follow Louie through his daily life and training as he learns what it means to be a Saddlebred pleasure horse.