Meet Glendale, Younger Brother
On the first day of my life, August 18, 2005, I practiced using my legs by running back and forth the length of my double-wide stall. My official name is WIllow’s Fleet Command after my Arabian mom WIllow’s Bask and my percheron sire Silent Commander, and I’m called Glendale by my human family the Moses’.
I take after my momma mare more than my dad– I have her bay coloring (brown with black legs and tail) and I match older brother Gilford in having a large star and white hind socks. I am like my mom also in my good disposition and in my natural athletic ability.
Like my brother, starting at 2 weeks old I was ponied (led) beside momma mare on trail rides. At 9 weeks old I went to an American Warmblood Society inspection and was awarded a Red Preferred scoring.
When I was a colt I chased my big brother Gilford all around, rough-housing and play-fighting in our 24-hour turnout. Mom was not interested in playing with me but I could usually get a rise out of Gil. When I turned two I discovered I could back Gilford down, so I often do that now.
At two I started learning to carry my people on my back. Like my big brother and my mother years before, I went to Gelinas Farm for the being ridden stuff. I was not so quick as Gilford to get saddle-trained, I seemed a tad bit more reactive to things, but once I learn something is OK I get confident and not bothered anymore (I am smart like my mom).
I have started out real well in harness too, ground driving and pulling a training cart, with my Moses family teaching me. My human Herd thinks that someday me and my brother might both pull a carriage together– I will probably like that. Meanwhile, we enjoy 24-hour turnout in summers and winters and being barefoot, and my human family treats me well!
I do enjoy pleasing my human Dad…
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