These are a few pics that JJ took last week when I was there. Dusty's an 11 year old (right?) Tennessee Walking Horse. His color is called Champagne. It looks a lot like Buckskin, which is what most people think he is.
I did some groundwork before I hopped on:
Worked on gaiting some, just going up and down the fenceline. It doesn't come easily to him. He naturally tends to trot rather than gait, so it's a matter of keeping contact with the reins and urging him forward at the same time. Feels strange to me. He's got a lousy trot though. Great canter! Unfortunately the pic caught him with his nose in the air looking like I'm really hauling back on him... I'm not!