Meet Redford our New Horse


I picture Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) saying “He’s a beauty!”  So far he is doing wonderful and we are so pleased with how quickly he is learning.   He’s the first horse who posed on his own for a picture.  Usually they flop their ears around, but he perked them straight forward without any coaching from me.


Right now, we are trying to get him balanced on the longe line.  He’s inching along, doing pretty well.  We are not even going to ride him for two more weeks.  He’s pretty out of shape, so we gave him the day off yesterday to rest.  He can’t hardly carry his own weight right now, let alone that of a rider.  But, he should get into shape pretty quickly.


I didn’t get my video camera, so I only have pictures at them moment, but stay tuned for more progress!


About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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7 Responses to Meet Redford our New Horse

  1. Theresa says:

    In the top photo, he looks like he has a huge chest! Not a wimp at all. LOL I’d say he travels pretty straight, and is relaxed on the long line. Good choice, Deanna! He’s a nice lookin’ boy.

  2. dcastro says:

    Thanks Theresa! He does have a huge chest, I can’t wait to build some muscle on it. He is pretty straight, I can’t wait until I can get on him and see how he feels. I’m not used to being up so high…

  3. photogchic says:

    Yeah! He is gorgeous. Can’t wait to hear how his training progresses.

  4. Poptart says:

    Your right he is a beauty. I can’t wait to see how he looks with some muscle

  5. Sabrina says:

    Ooooo…he’s sooooo pretty!! CONGRATULATIONS…again…LOL!! ((HUGS!!)) :)

  6. Poptart says:

    So is he building up those beautyful muscle? I can’t wait to see a new pix! <3

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