On Tuesday, my family will grow by one!
I hope the photo posts correctly; I will have more soon. The Sprinkler Bandit has them on her camera, as befits her official pony photographer status. :)
Anyway, I jumped Apollo in a lesson on Saturday, and he was super. Willing, calm, relaxed ... He was rusty, as expected, but his jump is very comfortable for me as a rider, and he didn't blink at anything. We didn't do anything much, just cross-rails, but still. Fun fun! MT's comment was that he likes Apollo's attitude and that I got along better with him than I ever did with Rev. I think this is a win. :)
We also free jumped him on Friday, and he was good and chill then too. He jumped to maybe 2'9, and he certainly jumps better over the bigger stuff. Good boy. :D
He's funny and friendly and interested in life. And he's a hose drinker - I find that incredibly amusing and endearing. He's also terribly inappropriate when relaxed. Sheesh - geldings! :)
I am so very happy with this guy. I am having a hard time holding off on the makeover and scheduling my farrier and getting his dental done. I don't want to do any of these things until I own him legally, just in case.
And he needs a fly sheet of his very own. And a new brown Five Star bridle for jumping. :) The rest of my tack fits him perfectly ...well, except the black Five Star bridle. I will likely need to see if I can get cob size cheekpieces and maybe a cob size flash nose band for him. (for the record, TSB did tell me so.) Anyway, it's a sign. :)
Everyone, this is Apollo. Apollo, this is everyone!