11. Critique your horse's conformation
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Bobby's conformation is most similar to an angry Brontosaurus. He is not a particularly well put together horse, and he's certainly not a horse you'd do a double-take at walking by.
His head is large and blocky and currently still sporting two small mysterious unicorn horns. His neck is exceptionally long. For the first six years of his life, it also held no muscle or fat and looked like a noodle. It's now thick and muscled, but still twice the length of a normal horse's.
His withers are high, but with his improved topline, they're not as impossible as they once were. His barrel is very typical for his sire's offspring in that it's very large with well sprung ribs that often make him look thinner than he is. His back is only slightly shorter than his neck, and it leads to a weak hind end with a long, flat croup.
He sticks at a true 17 hands (Bring your own stick, bitches. Truth.) with very good bone in his legs. He has long pasterns and shoddy feet--though that's a work in progress!
With proper conditioning and training, I think Bobby is a good example of how a horse's naturally "meh" conformation can be worked around.
|because i used his best confo pic yesterday.|
also, i think this shows his size well. i'm 5'10" of legs and he doesn't make me look giant.
12. Horse's favorite riding exercise
Bobby's ideal day of riding would be a trail ride that headed to his favorite swimming hole followed by a good blow out in a large field.
|happy donkey ears having a romp.|
13. Favorite spa day products
I'm a neurotic groomer so my horse rarely needs any extra scrubbing. If I'm going to do a spa day, it involves doling out money to the chiro or one of Bobby's massage ladies.
|just another day in the life of a hard working gangster.|
14. Three best things about your horse
Ooh. Toughest one yet. Uhhh.....
|how we feel about each other 99.9% of the time.|
15. Favorite picture of your horse
|bobby in the background is usually the best way to make him look attractive.|