...and no, not a 'mom' of a human baby LOL. You all are like my extended family, so I thought who better then to share my excitement with, but you guys! I have raised Texas since he was 5 months old. Here is the picture of him the day we first met him. I was so excited, and he was just beautiful(with those long legs!): I did all the groundwork on him, got him use to feet handling, loading in the trailer, bathing, clipping, and when he got 'of age' even saddling him for the first time. He, from the first day, has had a special place in my heart. He is one of the most trying horses I have been around. Early July I brought him down to my Reining trainer to work with him, and Friday I took my first real 'lesson' on Texas. I had done only walk/trot with him previously, but Friday I cantered him for the first time. It was so exciting to seriously ride the boy I had raised. He still has 2-3 more years of growing and filling out to do(he is only three years old currently). However, I can see even more now, how nice he really is going to be. Here are the videos of the trainer and Tex: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KST_Nk-nYQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqEVT8lCE4g Here are a few video stills from our ride: and the canter for the first time! I am so proud of this boy!