Toasty is having the time of his life getting ponied on hacks all around the farm with uncle Oz....Last Sunday we walk trot and cantered around the polo field, easy as pie. I think it will be a good tool to keep him relaxed and refreshed yet not bored. 

I was impressed that he could go out with a group of horses and be ponied along and never get hot or quick, he constantly remained quiet and relaxed never hitting the end of the lead forward or back. He popped into the canter on his own (it was easier to do that than keep up with Oz's power extendo trot) but it was relaxed and easy. 

Obviously he's boring, well behaved and not doing to much on top of that so this is pretty short, but I promise I will fill you in further the more we get to!
 
 
Toasty might just have one of the easiest, most boring lives that a Thoroughbred has ever lived. He is still quite fit from the track and packing on the pounds like an elephant. I cannot believe how well he carries his weight and am almost dreading the spring for this one. He is only on about a quart of food twice per day (1/2 hay extender and 1/2 a 12:12 pellet) and seems to still be gaining. 

We have lunged once (not sure if I have blogged about that) and he proved to be very bold and totally unphased by anything. I was impressed by his balance and aptitude in picking up both leads and lunging basically voice command. Despite his size he is quite athletic, not that he did anything exciting - he did not - but the way he picked up and carried himself showed a different side to him. I had originally had plans for him to be a hunter (he is so slow and easy going!) but after watching him lunge, eventing might just be in his future. 

Even though he is boring I have lots of photos of him just chilling to share
 

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    About Toasty

    JC Name: Coast To Coast
    Barn Name: Toasty
    DOB: 2/8/06
    Height: 16.3
    Dam: Truth or Dehere
    Sire: Eltish
    Career Starts: 23
    Career Earnings: $38,766

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