Tex is still too young to really ride, but it won’t be long until we can start riding him. Just under 2 years old. he doesn’t have the bone structure to handle the weight. In the meantime, he has been ponied miles and miles with a saddle. He has learned to stand patiently while tied and has been taught some general manners such as personal space. We like our space and don’t want to find a horse standing on our foot. The photo shows Tex getting used to the tarp. This was the second time mounted. He was only ridden for 4 or 5 minutes and we wanted to find out how the tarp would affect him. He was bored with it and looked at us like this is silly. Bear in mind, we had been working with him using the tarp from the ground and he was used to the idea. Tex will have a head start on a lot of horses by all of this pre-training experience. We anticipate Tex will be neck reining, backing, and capable of light trail riding in about six months. By the time he is old enough to ride, he will have been exposed to more than a lot of horses experience in 3 or 4 years. Tex will do well. We will keep you posted on his progress. He is going to be keeper.
Tex Thinks All This Tarp Stuff Is Pretty Silly