Wilson is my 2017 western pleasure bred (Certain Potential x Invitation Only) colt. I brought him home barely halter broken at the end of February of 2018. He’s a June 1st baby so he had most of the summer pretty easy. We did hit a few shows where he was usually 1st in halter and top 3 (against all age horses) in trail in hand. My hope for him is to replace Martini as my AQHA all around show horse. He’s currently 14.2 at the wither as of September 2018. My goals for him next year are: To be well started in showmanship and be showing in it by mid-summer, do a couple of our local shows walk trot classes under saddle (western MAYYYBE English by the last show of the year which is Labor Day weekend) and go on a trail ride. I have no clue when I’ll break him. Probably sometime late next spring right around his 2nd birthday. I like to get 30-60 rides on them as a 2 year old then leave them until 3. The plan right now is to spend the next 4-6 weeks doing tons of ground work. Then he’ll get the winter completely off. The last few weeks we’ve been working on saddling. I’ve lunged him once with a saddle on. He was a DREAM! He’s really good with the bit. He’s worn it about a dozen times and no longer chews when you put it in. Today we lunged in side reins so he got used to the feel of pressure on the bit. He was amazing. We also worked on desensitizing with a tarp and dragging a log.