And he's doing really well for the most part.
He definitely came through this winter better than any winter yet.
I think it's safe to say he's finally an "adult" horse. For whatever that's worth!
Mentally though, he's still a baby, and I expect that to continue for a few more years. At least his body is done growing though!
While he still has his Special Moments, they're few and far between these days. I'm really please with how much he has become "ol' reliable" the majority of the time. It isn't just any 5 year old horse you can trust with a 4 - now 5 - year old kid!
His biggest and worst shenanigan of late though?
I'm pretty certain he wasn't alone in his efforts to destroy his blanket to this degree. But I really wasn't pleased to arrive at the barn to find that he and the rest of the herd (except the 20 year old SE Arabian and Q) pounding what was left of the blanket into the dirt.
He's been exceptionally playful of late. I've watched him egg some of the other mares into play fights, rock and roll around the field with the gelding closest in age to him, bully the 20 year old gelding incessantly, and even jump/pounce onto Q with his front feet while she was trying to roll after a ride! What a SHIT!
At least he's a pretty shit though...
Though I'm not entirely uncertain I won't let him freeze his ass off next winter. ;-)
...I'll get him another blanket on Black Friday when they go on sale.