Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
Maybe I Finally Got the Shims Right with Bingo
This week I finally came to the realization that, at least on horses with the croup high &/or sway back conformation, the key to getting my new Pegasus Butterfly saddle working correctly, is to shim my pad correctly. I also established that when I made my stirrup leathers uneven (to reflect that my right leg is shorter than my left leg), my seat stays centered in the saddle without much extra work on my part.
Last Sunday I…Continue
Posted on December 3, 2016 at 1:25pm
Is My Right Leg Shorter Than My Left Leg?
Last Sunday, for my ride on Cider using my new Pegasus Butterfly saddle, I added both the ¼” and 3/16” bridging shims to my Contender II BOT/ThinLine pad. This made the pad thicker, which meant Shannon had trouble getting Cider’s string girth to the bottom hole of the billet straps. If we had used any girth but a mohair string girth we would have been in real trouble, but since the string girth has some stretch to it Shannon finally got…Continue
Posted on November 26, 2016 at 2:07pm
I May Have Found a Partial Solution
In my last blog, I revealed my latest problems with my riding. Since I could not get myself satisfactorily centered in my new Pegasus Butterly saddle, I blamed the whole problem on my MS messing up my proprioceptive system. But then I thought further on my problem, and I came up with the idea that the shims in the Pegasus pad may not have worked satisfactorily in filling up Bingo’s (and Mia’s) sway back or in ameliorating Cider‘s…Continue
Posted on November 19, 2016 at 2:50pm
I Developed a New Problem with my Riding
You would think that with over 45 years experience as a rider, that I would never come up with a new, seemingly unsolvable problem. However, with my Multiple Sclerosis, plus my horrible misadventure with a new MS drug, that is exactly what happened to me.
I started shifting my whole body to the left.
As you know I bought a new saddle, the Pegasus Butterfly Claudia jumping saddle. I love this saddle, I can get my seat really…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2016 at 1:49pm
How I Conduct a Training Session at the Walk
Since I am now in transition from no medicine for my Multiple Sclerosis to re-starting the only medicine that has ever controlled my MS, my body is changing daily. This means that there are days when I only walk when I ride a horse. There were times, when I was younger, when I would have been terribly bored just walking around the ring, keeping on the rail and going around in pointless circles, and accomplishing…Continue
Posted on October 22, 2016 at 4:11pm