Six months after a sustaining a life-threatening joint-puncture injury in a field accident, after an operation to flush infection etc. out of the wound, (including doubts as to whether he would ever walk out of the equine hospital), box rest, convalescence, field rest and so on, here is Red under saddle again for the first time.
Just five minutes walking around the manege to remind him he's a big strong horse who can still carry his rider easily.
He really loved being back. It's good for his ego and prestige in the herd; working horses automatically get extra kudos and license to show off.
Now fingers crossed for no adverse reaction!