Revan, Cremello with Appy heritage. My personal horse now; officially adopted with the Lewis family. He is in training for Classical Dressage and Working Equitation.
He is blind in his right eye and possible farsightedness in his left. My approach to his training had to change from using body language and silent cueing to verbal cues and direct feel through the rope halter and eventual leg and weight aids.
We are currently working on the basics of simple grooming routine, hose down, move from direct pressure, circle, hold hooves for trimming, trim quietly and pick feet up with light dressage whip tap cues. I expect to work on these things for the next few weeks and re-evaluating for progress. Don't want the little guy to get bored.
Revan has started with voice training and using the sound of a spinning mustang rope as cues.
1. Revan - come and pay attention
3. Over - move hips over depending on which side I am standing
4. Circle - move onto the circle using leading cues from lead rope for direction
5. Halt - halt or stand still
6. Move - move forehand away
7. Down - lower head
8. Circle - Move onto the circle for lunge
9. Walk on - Walk
Height and weight expectations and tracking: Conservative estimates
Control: 15 Months- Weight 742lbs, Forehand 14hh, Hips 14.3
Bi-weekly weight gain of 0.84lbs and height gain 1.32cm (30.32cm to go from 14hh to get to 16.2hh; 167.64cm)
8/8: Goal- Weight 746.2, Height 144.64cm
Actual- Weight 831lbs, Forehand 143.51cm, Hind 148cm
8/29: Goal- 832.26lbs, Forehand 146.76cm, Hind 150cm
Actual- 857.3lbs, Forehand 145cm, Hind 149.86cm
9/18: 912lbs, Forehand 146cm, Hind 150cm
10/18: 998.5lbs, Forehand 150cm, Hind 152.4cm
Final Height and Weight -
Goal - By 5y/o - 1400lb 16.2hh