I got to see my beautiful boy Monday. He's shedding off to a shiny, light buckskin color, and Sarah has his body in top shape!
As I watched her work him on the ground, I was amazed at how well he carries himself now. He was so forward, and committing his whole body to the motion--eagerly, happily--all his parts were communicating. It was very pretty to watch, and he knew he did well. When she was done showing him off and handing him over to me, he had a look of, “Did you see that, mom? I did good, didn’t I?”
And then he burrowed his head gently against my chest for his reward. (He’s still very sweet, and his trainer encourages his curiosity and interactions.)