So after a couple of days of just straight awfulness, I was extremely excited to see my girl! My friend, whose horse is coming in for training this week, also came with for a lesson on Odie. We decided to go to the Tack Shack of Ocala first, since she needed some stuff for the upcoming show, and I really just needed to get out of my apartment. She tried on a wrap collar show shirt, which she bought (I’m super jealous!), and tried on some breeches, I wanna say Pikeur, which were nice. I’m just wearing the stuff I have from the last show I was at, which was a while ago. I totally hadn’t realized until a few weeks ago that embroidering your collars has now fallen out of style. Just goes to show just how long ago its been since I’ve shown!!!
Got to the barn and it was drizzling out a bit, and the horses were all getting the feet done. We just sat and talked for a little while, which felt so relaxing. There’s something about just sitting at the barn, taking in the everything horsey, and talking with fellow horse people. Nothing better in my opinion.
After Libby and Odie got their feet done, we tacked them up and headed out to the field. We were trying a new bit on Libby, a level one Myler, to see how she liked it.
She was great to flat in it, but when it came to jumping, I had no lifting power, and she started to get heavy, so we switched it back to the pelham for over fences. Considering that we think shes back in heat, she was AWESOME! She was great to flat, light as a feather really. And she was good to jump. We even got another lead change, which we weren’t supposed to do, oops. Yea, she got a bit strong, but I didn’t get flustered, it didn’t make me nervous really at all. And you could tell she wasn’t being malicious about it, just got so much momentum going that I couldn’t really pick her back up. I was really happy with our ride, and it really lifted my spirits.
I also, for the first time, put Oscars e-collar on and left him out when I was riding. I instructed my trainer, who is awesome to help me with this, to press the button whenever I said leave it and he wouldn’t listen. At first he just ignored it and continued following me, but he finally got the message when I got more stern in my voice, and went to sit somewhere!! While we were riding!! I have the perfect barn dog now 🙂
Onto the saddle saga: CWD rep was supposed to come out Friday, but he called me telling me he couldn’t. He hadn’t realized Venice was 3 hours away from Palatka, not 1.5 hours. I don’t know where he got that 1.5 hours from, but I’m really bummed. He said the earliest he could probably get out would the the 30th. I’ve decided that I should probably bring in the saddles my friend has in MA to try, and see if any of those work. I need something now!!!! This is way too frustrating…