Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
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
Wednesday I got to ride Bingo, a nineteen-year-old buckskin gelding, who is possibly a Paso Fino/QH cross, around 14 hands high, for my lesson with Debbie. Bingo had been owned by another MS sufferer who could no longer afford to support a horse. He had been trail ridden some and ridden in a field. Recently Debbie has been using him for lessons for two little girls. Right now he is not very fond of being ridden in the ring. Since Debbie had doubts about how he would react…Continue
Posted on April 9, 2016 at 11:30am
This week I rode both mares, Mia and Cider, and I got three rides in. Mia’s coughing continues and my rides on her now are mostly in the category of physical therapy, hers and mine. You all are well aware of how riding horses keeps me walking on my own two feet, and riding Mia now requires me to use a lot of leg to keep her moving out, which means that I strengthen the muscles of my legs every time I ride her. As for her physical therapy I worry about the mare,…Continue
Posted on March 26, 2016 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment