I purchased Orlando in Dec 2006, a 1st cross Andalusian stockhorse. He came to me to be handled and sold on for his owner who did not have time for a young horse.
When he came to me he had not been handled for a while and was a cheeky 2 year old who thought he knew everything! What I liked about him was his willingness to learn and how quickly he came around to doing his job. He also is very people orientated we found this out by my friend Di who was filling up the water trough and Orlando came over out of the herd to see what she was doing. She sprayed him with water and instead of running away he turned himself around so she sprayed his other side!
I originally bought him to sell on but after breaking him in myself and my trainer Graham Chapple seeing him, I have decided to keep him and campaign him myself.
So I have written a dairy of his progress and how I go about my training system.