I like to wear my helmet when I'm taking young horses for their first walks...you never know when/how they might spook and sometimes when they whirl, your head can be in the path of their head (and they have such hard heads!). I like to have a little protection...plus if they get too close to my head, I can just bonk them with my helmet and it makes them back off and give me a little space...they think my head is really hard then!
He had a lot of fun standing under my parent's apple trees and eating apples.
My mom's chickens look so happy and busy foraging under the apples trees. Right after I took this picture, we were all just standing around chatting when my parent's dog and my dog got in a fight...right next to Griffin. Griffin was startled, but not bothered. After his initial startle (threw his head up - he'd been grazing), he just stood and watched them as they worked it out. It was a brief fight. He really does have a nice temperament. I think he'll be bold and secure like Chico, but not quite as forward...Griffin seems a little stickier with moving than Chico.
And Griffin also has that typical gelding behavior...you know, where there is so much going on in their heads and the only outlet is to get into everything and be a pest? He is the horse that sticks his front leg in the water trough and gets it all muddy. He also tries to graze under the panels, even though he could walk out to the pasture and find nice grass there
And of course, he has to stomp and squash the rubber tubs that I occasionally feed them grain in (they get grain very rarely).