Today was a bit hectic. The second session of summer classes started Monday, so I was a bit behind in getting out to the barn. Today, my friend who is selling her horse came out to the barn with me to have a lesson. She actually rode one of the horses I’d tried when I was looking to for horses to buy, Odyen, the sweet, lazy, huge baby. She had a great ride, she hasn’t jumped anything in months so she was happy to get to go over a little course, and I think he was great for building her confidence back up. It also helps to further her decision along in the sense that my trainer trained Oddy from the ground up, so it kind of gives her an idea of the training that would go into her horse, should she choose to sell it with my trainer.
Onto Libby. She was great to hack today, felt nice a fluid. We flatted with my friend and then let her have her jumping session. I stayed in the ring to watch, but Libby was not happy with that decision. She became so upset, it made me think that she might be going back into heat, which is not good. She just came out of it! After my friend had her lesson, we walked around the field to cool them out, Libby was still not thrilled, and just talked about everything. She was so happy to be able to get on a horse and have a good ride, and I totally understand where shes coming from. My first horse Huckleberry and I were not a good match, and when I finally got on a different horse after being afraid on him for so long, it felt so good. I’m sure thats what she was feeling riding Odyen. I was so happy for her, and glad that she came out 🙂
When we brought the horses back in the barn, the stallion there was calling for Libby, and she did something I’ve never seen her do before ever. She went to paw at him! I quickly let her know that that behavior was not allowed but it makes me wonder if she is going into heat again If so I may have to look into Regumate or something.
And an update on my saddle woes. Fitter finally texted me back today, letting me know the gullet would need to be at least 5″ on a CWD, since I guess thats what she thinks is the next option. She’ll also need just a standard panel, which is weird since I thought she was so flat, shed need something special but I guess not. So now I’m hunting for the wide CWD, which I’m finding is like totally nonexistent used. I’m putting a call into the CWD rep in FL to see if he has anything, but I’m not to hopeful. And I don’t have 5k to shell out for a new one so I might have to look into something else. Again. Have I mentioned I hate saddle shopping?