Thursday, 11 May 2017

I Take It Back

The horses were all playing hard out in the field when I arrived at the barn last night. All except Midge, who in typical lazy pony fashion, just stood in the middle of it all looking somewhat bemused by their antics. Seriously pony, you aren't helping the fitness cause if you don't ever move on your own.
I have no shortage of pictures to illustrate Midge being lazy.

I had a new (to me) jumping saddle to try, and on first impressions, it looks promising for Midge. For me, well, it's a lot more beat up than I'd hoped and I suspect will need some $ spent to make it safe and usable (new billets for sure and some adjustments to the flocking. It also looks like it was left out in the rain more than once) EC is going to take a closer look, so cross your fingers for me that it at least fits OK - then even if this particular one is a no go, we have an idea of what might work.

Jeffries Elite. Would recommend if you're looking for generous room in the shoulders for a flatter backed horse. The leather quality is nice too, I'd compare it to the County Innovation in the barn, and it's half the price new (and uber cheap used here in North America where they're not trendy).
My actual ride last night? Not the best. Midge, who was so supremely uninterested in playing with friends earlier, suddenly developed an overwhelming fascination with their activities. She also felt really tired. So, a double whammy...can't possibly be forward, can't possibly focus on the job. We got some nice work, but it was not the best of rides. I take back the whole Second level thing...if last night was anything to go by, we'll see you out at Intro this summer ;)

12 comments:

  1. Don't you wish these ponies would be a LITTLE more generous with the work ethic!? Dino is adjusting to all-night turnout this week and he just feels SO tired.. and definitely not capable of expending any energy at all unless it's to jump things or gallop up hills. Other than that? I get nothin'.

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    1. I think, unless you've owned a Dino or Bridget, it's hard to understand how truly unmotivated and disinterested a pony can be!

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  2. I'm crossing all my crossables that the saddle works for you :)

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    1. The crossing worked. sort of! This particular one is no good, but one width up will work.

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  3. Bhahaha. Tell a pony your plan and they will foil it!

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    1. Definitely. Never trust them.

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  4. Katai is FINALLY getting to a place where she's feeling a bit lazy and I'm relishing it haha. I'll certainly regret ever saying this I'm sure but she used to be SOO hot that it's been nice to be pushing her forward a bit more.

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    1. Good girl, Katai! I'm the opposite right now, I absolutely love it when they come out hot, because the default with Midge is usually slightly too underpowered.

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  5. Well last night was hard so she might have been tired. :) I hope that the saddle works!

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    1. LOl,the night before was just vaulting practice with teeny kids that spoil her. More likely she had a treat hangover :)

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    1. My heart wants beautiful french leather, but Bridget's back says we go British made, and this saddle seems a solid choice.

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