I last updated in May 2020. So I figured I would do another update.
Louie certainly is a character but in a good way. My barn owner loves hi because he gets along with any horse and is great to handle.
We were able to get out and show this year where I discovered he likes to keep me on my toes. He doesn’t do anything bad just silly things like be scared of the judge or dressage letters or decorations. We stuck to schooling shows so I could build his confidence. By the end of the season he ended up champion at first level. He will be showing 2nd level at recognized show this coming show season and hopefully 3rd by the end of the year.
The jumping area he’s not as brave. He has to do the same jump over and over until he finally ‘takes’ me instead of me pushing him to the jump. He does love trails though.
Louie is probably one of the smartest horses I have ever work with though. He loves clicker training. I swear he could turn in a trick horse to perform shows…lol.
Here are some pictures of him now.