Now that my boy is just days away from being dropped off at the trainers, I thought I should start a journal of his progress. He leaves for training on January 7th, 2016. He is on a diet and a paddock paradise system is currently being installed for him and his two mini buddies. He's lost roughly 100 pounds so far and went from over the white bar(extra wide) on the Wintec gullet scale to just at the start of the red bar(wide). I'm hoping the track and regular riding will help keep his weight in a more normal and stable range. This is my 9-10 year old Colonial Spanish horse, Corolla strain. He was born on the Currituck outer banks in North Carolina in 2006 and caught roughly as a yearling. He was adopted out soon after and that owner had him green broke. He then sat in a large pasture and herd until he was about 5 years old, that's when I got him to be a companion for the grey mare I used to own. Luckily, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund accepted my ownership of him after the fact, as he was not supposed to be sold or rehomed without their approval. He was quite wild, super sensitive, highly reactive and untrusting. Honestly, I shouldn't of gotten him. But who would want a pony like him? I didn't want to risk having him end up in bad hands. He sat for a few years, doing much of nothing, until autumn 2014. I started realizing how much he was like me when I was growing up. Which fueled my drive to work more and more with him every day. He learned how to be a trusting and willing horse and I learned how his mind worked and to be calm and trusting myself. I did a lot of bareback sitting around and eventual riding at a walk, which helped a ton with my balance and confidence. We had several mini breakthroughs in our journey thus far. I'm super excited to see where he goes with the trainer and where we end up. I'm hoping to do lots of trail riding with him for many years in the future. Anyway, this is from September 13th, 2015. I can post other pictures and videos of our journey thus far if anyone is interested. If not, I'll only post new pictures and videos once training starts.