Friday, August 29, 2014


After a really productive flat ride on my birthday, I hacked Courage around the fields. I was thinking about all the things that changed since my last birthday and how I'd chronicled them on my blog and then I remembered that last year, my BO took a picture of us hacking through the field. 

So because I am the BEST CLIENT EVAR (ha!), I called the house phone and my BO obligingly came out and took another picture for me. Also I got an incredible birthday present. I am wicked spoiled.

Anyways. Behold another progression picture sequence!!! 

Every piece of tack is different in these, but my boots/helmet are the same.
August 2013. Courage is about four weeks off the track and just figuring out this whole "not racing" scene. He still has his racing muscle (and shoes, I believe), his body is right, and that's probably the lowest his head ever got in the first six months. It's hard when all the muscles are on the underside of your body. 

It's football season. Get over yourself.
August 2014. He looks like a whole new horse and not just because I got his mane under control! 

I'm absolutely loving the muscle development I'm seeing. He has twice the neck he used to. His whole body has just relaxed and lengthened out a little bit, and you can just see him swinging. His stride is longer, his tail is longer.

The only thing that's the same is his ridiculously kissable nose. <3 

I promise I will stop doing these for a while now, but omg how much fun is a quick peek back now and then?!


  1. I can't speak for everyone, but I love seeing the progression photos. It is so cool to see how far you guys have come in such a short time.

  2. Look at that stretch! He looks so much more relaxed now :)

  3. FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, and cute horse. ;)

    (JK, you guys look great, look at all that topline!)

  4. The progression photos are great! He looks stunning now. And F yes it is football season!!!

  5. Love the comparison shots - you guys have come SO far!

  6. I love seeing transformation photos! It's awesome to actually see how far he's come.

  7. Keep right on doing your comparison shots, I love seeing how far you've come!

  8. He looks great! It isn't easy to re-muscle a horse, especially most OTTBs I've known. You've done a *great* job. I love comparison shots!

  9. He looks so much better! Its good to look at comparisons to remind yourself how far you have come.

  10. This is a great blog post. Birthdays always make me asses how far we've come! x

  11. You can do these posts all you want :) I think they're great!


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