Picasso has a name befitting his paint-erly coat. He lives alongside his neighbors, little mares Poppy and Moshi, who he is quite attached to.
We went through all our checks, and saddled Picasso here at SAFE. He is very heavy on the forehand, and has a propensity to stumble forward and does not have much of a backup on him yet. He struggles with tracking to the right, and is still learning not to be as anxious about the flag touching him. But he has already made significant progress in freeing up in his motion, he is less stuck moving up through the gaits. We expect him to quickly blossom into a nice riding horse.
Picasso is up to date on vet and farrier care. He has had a dental check (a float was impossible at the time because he kept stumbling forward, even under sedation, but he has no significant issues with his teeth), his sheath cleaned, and is up to date on his vaccines. He was also dewormed upon arrival, as he arrived with a positive worm load. He is gentle about being groomed, but needs work on giving his feet without trying to jerk them away – he has been trimmed twice since arriving at SAFE, with a 6 week trim schedule set going forward. He gets daily thrush treatments to help combat the thrush all the Graham horses arrived with. Our vet estimates that he is around 20.