…and I realized I should post an update. Jasper is doing great. We moved to a new facility in July, but I am moving again to a location 20 minutes from me which I am excited about. Jasper had a hard time moving to the new facility we are currently at and it took a good month and a half for him to settle in. He’s doing well now, but I was still stuck with the long drive to get out to see him. Here he is during a full body clip, his first. Cool nights caused Jasper to grow his winter coat early. With a sudden heat wave and 100 degree days, the poor fella was sweltering. He was a trooper despite the fact it took close to two hours and we went through 2 clippers!!!  Having a bucket of grain to keep his mind occupied didn’t hurt either!

Is that food?

Is that food?

 

Pile of Jasper

Pile of Jasper

Freshly Clipped and shiny Jasper

Freshly Clipped and shiny Jasper

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Good grief, I have not posted in awhile so I thought I would give an update on Jasper. He’s been in training for about 5 months now. We’ve had some ups and downs but things are definitely on track now and he is doing well.  I’ve started lightly riding him myself and he has been great. He is filling out nicely and is in much better shape than when we started. He turned 4 last week. I cannot believe it, time has flown. He certainly has turned into one stunning looking horse and a sweet one to boot. Everyone at the ranch just loves him, it’s really quite comical. Oh, but can he be stubborn. Anyone of you Parelli-ites with a left brained introvert horse knows what I mean! But his spirit is what I love about him, too. Here are some recent shots with his trainer riding him.

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