I decided, in another moment of pure genius, that it would be a great idea to buy another horse. So I did. Meet Barroco XIX – a pure-bred (PRE) Spanish stallion. He’s not quite 2 years old and the advert for the little devil taught me two new Spanish words – cerril and indomable – wild and untamable!

Here he is on my first encounter – it took the owner an hour to separate him from his brother and eventually put a headcollar on him. He’s the bigger of the two babies.


Here’s a video of my first short training session with him the day before bringing him home.