I know he technically turned on Jan 1, but yesterday (April 26) was his REAL birthday. After the requisite torture of making him wear a funny hat for pictures, we celebrated with lots of grooming/clipping, a good ride out in the sunshine with LOTS of cantering, and then some grass, an apple and lots of carrots.
Happy Birthday, old boy!
He's 13 now, which means he's 43.5 in human years, and dare I say it, he has quite consistently behaved himself like a big boy this past year.... FINALLY!