Not your average OTTB given another chance at a new life and a mostly average busy Mom who never gave up on her dream to ride again. An unlikely pair at an unlikely time, learning to event and loving life!
Oooof that was one of the worst rides I have had in months. And trying to have my 7 and 5 year old video was just as terrible. Steady clearly had other things on his mind and cared not for what I wanted from him. I do believe though we are having yet another saddle issue and I not only need to get in for a lesson but also a saddle fitting and have my fingers crossed I can find a used saddle that fits. First sign is the fact that he reaches around as I am tightening the girth as if he is really ticked or just flat out wants to take a chunk out of me. Instead he takes chunks out of the board fence he is tied to. Thats a good sign something is not right. Oh saddle fitting woes I know someday I will rejoice when you are over. Down the long side he immediately put his head up in the air. I am thinking it may have been that the snow was deeper over there and he was struggling to get through it but who knows. This was a problem he had in the begining and it has been a while since it reared it's ugly head...ok silly pun. But on the near side he would at least start feeling for the bit and rounding some. But all in all his energy was high and he wasn't focusing. There was ALOT of hard bridging. Agian not something I have had to do in a long while. The one and only positive that came out of the ride is that he is starting to pick up his correct leads and right when asked and the canter is bouncy and fun and somewhat collected. So I guess my goal for the winter months was to get the canter under control and to slightly resemble something that belonged in a dressage arena and that is actually coming along. I just didn't expect to loose all the other stuff we had down pat. Again another reason to head to that lesson. Ho hum lets hope tomorrow proves to be a better day. So not really any salvagable video but I will leave you with this.......baby it's cooold oooout side!