I have been riding Apollo almost exclusively for the last seven years until the last few months. Now I have a month worth of lessons on two different horses.
These are some of my notes after riding non-Apollo horses:
2) My young horses are not babies anymore. Apollo is around 16.2½hh and is an absolute tank. It might be hard to see that from pictures because I’m 6 feet tall so he doesn’t seem so big. But he HUGE. The lesson horse I ride in my dressage lessons is about 15.1hh-15.2hh-ish and the horse I rode at my barn this week is about the same size, maybe a bit smaller. Up until quite recently my young horses have still seemed like babies to me because they are so much littler than Apollo. But they are the same size as my lesson horses! Neither of them will be as big as Apollo but they are actually horse-sized *mind blown*.
I hope to have a ride on Apollo this Tuesday this week and his “light work” ends on January 7th. Fingers are crossed!