|Spring! Some tulips even escaped our resident deer! :)|
There was an eBay saga last week where I found what I thought was the perfect saddle, but eBay would not let the seller mark it as sold nor could they give me a receipt for the payment! So weird. After much time chatting to the help desk, it was decided it was a computer glitch and they needed to refund my money and relist the saddle. At which point someone else "Bought it now". Arghhh.
I panicked and found a different saddle that was a bit more of a shot in the dark and had that shipped out for trial. It's a wide tree Jeffries in lovely shape. I don't overly like it for me, and it's actually a bit too wide for B, but the price was right, and it's a better fit for both of us than the County it's replacing. I'm going to keep it and use shims so that I at least have a saddle to ride in while we look for the unicorn saddle we both like. I hate saddle shopping! B's topline has kind of suffered for my lack of work the past month, so there's at least hope the new saddle will fit as she bulks back up.
I've been having awful rides on Ms Bridget. She's so braced and argumentative I think I may get the vet involved just to be sure she'. Just bring a grump. The latest development was to be REALLY barn sour...sucking back, then rearing and bucking when pushed to leave the property. So incredibly rude! We fixed it, obviously, but I'm like "really?! are we really discussing this again? Is this going to be an annual thing forever?"
I'm a little at my wits end with her rudeness of late...so yesterday she went for a visit to the round pen to reestablish some manners. The great thing about the Bridgets of the world is they're super awful and badass for about 10 minutes cantering, max, then it's just too exhausting and manners miraculously reinstall to their brains.
Sovie/Sophie had an easy week, although there was a little drama. Her brain also uninstalled temporarily this week. I took Bridget away, and I guess she LOVES her, even though Bridget is awful to her in return. Luckily she's a smart cookie and just as I was vowing to sell her (OMG screaming drives me nuts, but hers is the worst I've heard - so high pitched and shrill!) her brain returned (as did peace to the entire neighbourhood.)
|Some adorable mini floof...remember our buddy Lily? She and Sophie sound pretty much the same, Sophie is just 10x louder, lol|
Besides the one baby horse moment, she's been her normal curious and sweet self. She's out in her summer field now that spring is here, but she still comes running to say hi, and "helps" me groom her by showing me all the itchy places.
On the personal improvement side, I bought this audiobook and am loving it so far. I listen to it on my lunch time walk/runs:
And, after a crazy allergic reaction earlier in the week, my diet for the next 3 weeks gets to be even more restricted than I had originally planned. Not quite how I wanted to lose weight...but...winning?!
|Finally, I did a major spring tack clean up. This is just part of it, I have so much to sell, lol.|