We took a little time to photograph Val today in the nice weather. She was a ham and totally worked it for the camera. Some horses are more photogenic than others, and this one really enjoyed her glamour shots.
Jasi took some riding photos as well. Val has a quality walk, trot, canter, and whoa, and her stride length gets better all the time.
I do want to take a moment and compare her "before" and "after" photos. It's really impressive to me what correct riding does for a horse's physique. Val originally arrived as a bit of a pasture potato - she hadn't been in regular work at all. With just a couple months of forward riding and lots of walking up and down hills in the back forty her muscling has developed really nicely.
Here is her "before":
and here is "after"
Hooray for hill work!