Saturday, March 3, 2018

I'm SO behind on posts, but just real quick:

Hi guys,

I'm here, I'm alive. Scout is doing well! To say things have been busy would be a massive understatement! Scout moved to new (hopefully permanent) farm. We bought a house. And I've been swamped with freelance photo work. I'm not complaining about all of that because it's all great news, but I've hardly had time to take a deep breath!

But I wanted to share with you Scout's remarkable progress over the last 9 months. Keep in mind he's been in very light work (or on periods of stall rest) for the last few months).

I think we've finally figured out a feeding program and work schedule that he can thrive on. The results:

Scout as a just turned 4 year old at the end on last May
You can see that all the right parts are there for a nice event type horse, but he's all sharp angles and legs. Zero topline and underweight from crashing post-track. Add a dull coat and he's not much to look at (no wonder no one bought him).

Looking like a real event horse just turning 5
Here with Megan K up, you can start to see the outline of a nice event horse. His coat is shiny, his body is filling out and his topline is much improved. He's still growing (much to my chagrin) but I think he'll truly come into his own in his 6th year. To me, it's a remarkable transformation and it gives me a lot of hope for the future.

Plenty of updates to come (including a recap of Megan's ride on Scout) but for now, just bear with me while I get through our move!!!!

9 comments:

  1. Wow, big change! He's looking great.

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  2. He's looking beautiful! I can't stop staring at that second photo of him!!!

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  3. The difference is amazing! Nice work :)

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  4. Congrats again on the house! He does look nice, wish I had time to come out last time I was in PA but hopefully next time!

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  5. Congratulations on the new house! Our horses are just about the same age so it'll be fun to compare notes :) I'm hopeful about the 6th year as well

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  6. Congratulations on the new home! And damn does Scout ever look good! I've flipped between those photos countless times on Instagram/FB and just can't stop drooling over how awesome he looks.

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  7. He looks fantastic! What a huge change. Good luck moving, that's ALWAYS super fun :)

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  8. Wow he looks amazing! Best of luck with the move and all the unpacking :)

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