I brought him in and he was very eager to interact, and made many cookie faces like the above. I groomed him and remarked to myself that he looks very good – shiny and in a good weight for winter. That said, the girth was a bit of a challenge to attach, he’s in plenty weight.
We went out on a hack around the prairie including a spin around the hickory grove in the twilight. He was very good other than not wanting to stop a few times, but I could not fault him too much since I know all the horses are a little fresh after what I am assuming was time off during the very cold weather.
He gave me a couple of very round, slow dolphin bucks on the far side of the prairie when we were cantering. Nothing to worry about – just feeling good! Sadly, did not get it on video.