Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
Bingo Was Not Too Sure About the Next Experiment
As I wrote in my blog last week
(I Try Three New Things with Bingo,) I tried the Pee Wee bit on Bingo, and Debbie wanted to see if the next size up of the Pee Wee bit would work better with him. So I dug through all my bits and finally found the medium size Pee Wee bit and put it on my…Continue
Posted on May 14, 2016 at 1:00pm
I Try Three New Things with Bingo
Since I had four lessons on Bingo, I figured that it was time that I changed some stuff with his tack for my lesson this week. My main concerns were his reluctance to accepting a metal bit in his mouth, his reluctance to start moving, and his reluctance to turn.
The first one, the bit, I cleared with Debbie last week when I showed her my Pee Wee bit and asked her permission to try it on Bingo, you can see this bit here:…Continue
Posted on May 7, 2016 at 1:00pm
Further Adventures with My New Saddle
This week I rode three horses using my new saddle. Doing so made me appreciate my Corrector saddle pad even more than before! While my new Crosby looked like it fit the horses’ backs, withers and shoulders much better than my other English saddles, the two horses I used it on without the Corrector shortened their strides at the walk, did not move their backs as much, did “stabbing” trots, and otherwise indicated some…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2016 at 11:30am
Bingo Seems to Like My New Saddle!
I have had a saddle quandary over the years, many of the horses I ride have backs that are wider than my ancient saddles can handle. I got these saddles for my Anglo-Arab way back when Thoroughbreds were THE sport horse breed, and while my Stubben Siegfried and Crosby Wide Front saddles were wide for their era I dare not use them without my Corrector pad on the wider backed horses I ride now.
Several months ago, I learned that years ago…Continue
Posted on April 23, 2016 at 2:00pm
Bingo Shows Some Signs of Understanding
Everyone at Debbie’s stable was upset when I arrived Wednesday morning, because the 30 or so year old pony, Lily, could not get up. For a week or two, with two people pulling and pushing, they had been able to get her to stand, but on Wednesday they could not get her up on her feet at all. Debbie, of course, was with Lily, waiting for the veterinarian to arrive, all the way back on the other side of the riding ring. Mia was brought in for…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2016 at 12:22pm