Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
The Shims Help
Tercel was SO GOOD this week, though I did not think so at first!
When I got to the stable I told Debbie I wanted to figure out if Tercel could use shims in the Corrector pad. She brought him in, I put the Stubben on his back without the pad and it looked pretty level. Then I put the Corrector pad on first,…Continue
Posted on August 22, 2015 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment
The Best Reward
At least something good happened this week; I got my lesson from Debbie on Tercel! Her daughter that runs the stable when Debbie is gone, Sam, developed a gall stone and could not give me my lesson on Tilly, so I rode on Thursday since Debbie had come home early to take care of the stable.
Tercel had already gone on a trail ride on Tuesday, and he was not too sure about being ridden two days in a row, the poor horse. He showed his anxiety/displeasure by…Continue
Posted on August 15, 2015 at 3:09pm
I Try My Stubben on Tercel
Debbie finally got back and I got my lesson on Tercel on Wednesday! It had been a whole month since I had a lesson on him, and I think he had not been ridden by Debbie either. I brought out my 45 year old Stubben Siegfried (plus the Corrector pad and the shims for it) to try on Tercel, and the EZ-Fit saddle just in case the Stubben did not work. Fortunately my husband did not mind lugging two saddles out to the van, plus two pads and three…Continue
Posted on August 8, 2015 at 3:01pm — 2 Comments
Some Thoughts on English Stirrups
Way long ago in ancient days I started riding in Chile, in an old English hunt seat saddle (before knee rolls) and the main English stirrup of the day, now called Prussian sided stirrups (also sold as Polo stirrups and exercise stirrups.) This was long before those nice rubber pads that we all use, I had naked metal under the sole of my shoes. The stirrups used in the very few lessons I got before I got my first horse were Prussian sided…Continue
Posted on August 1, 2015 at 12:42pm — 2 Comments
My Plans Are Upset--But At Least I Get to Ride Tilly Again
I got to the stable Wednesday, all prepared to ride Tercel again and ready to see if I could get my Stubben Siegfried to fit him. Of course I also brought out my EZ-Fit saddle to use if the Stubben did not fit at all. I got there, Debbie’s car was not there, I went into the stable and Debbie’s daughter Sam told me that Debbie’s mother had died the night before, so everything was in total confusion. Sam kindly gave me a…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2015 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments