This week before heading home, Slate was introduced to the ShopVac blower. While understandably unsure at first, it took very little time for him to stand & accept it.
Today, we made a trip down to the Plum Creek WMA, putting on a good 7 miles. Slate handled the new scenery well while traveling on a loose rein for the majority of the ride.
Overall, Slate's a great 3 YO colt who has been fun to work with once he figured out how to lope under saddle. Thankfully, he has no idea he's not a gelding yet. Though he still has some very minor & brief colt moments, he's very laidback & level-headed. Compared to Rowdy, Slate is a bit more jarring in his lope at first & has more of a vertical, less reaching stride. Like Rowdy, he's definitely not going to be one to take off with anybody. Quite the opposite, actually; he hunts the stop, sometimes too well. I'm looking forward to watching these boys mature in the coming years!