Last Saturday I met a big sorrel horse named Roy. "Roy" is apparently a temporary name, his owner says he hasn't officially named him yet, but Roy does seem to fit him. He's a Belgian/TB mix. And if your not familiar, the Belgian is a huge draft horse. Roy is built like a small Belgian at 16 hands and probably 1400 lbs. He's a big boy. The Thoroughbred is a tall, slender breed and opposite of a Belgian in temperament. It seems to be a nice mix. He's surprisingly athletic with a willing and relaxed disposition. His owner has hunted with him for several seasons I think. The hunt season starts in late October. Foxes will be harmed I fear. I love the running and jumping, but blood sport has never been my thing. I may be mortified.
I took these pictures tonight. Here he is after much labor in brushing.
His head is so huge, I couldn't get it all in a picture.
A chance meeting with perfect timing. This horse is a good project for me. Super pumped!