Friday- Got out to the barn to give Libby her little birthday celebration. They didn’t have a normal sized carrot cake, so I just went with A LOT of treats. She was a happy girl for sure. Had a very light ride on her. Basically just put her through her gaits, and brought her back in. She was a good girl, LAZY again though. I rode in spurs, and I sometimes just don’t even feel like she realizes I’m wearing them. Ugh. She’s getting there but, man she makes me work hard.
Brought her in and gave her even more treats, and hosed her off. For whatever reason, the hose only puts out FREEZING water, so I took Libby out into the sun afterwards in the hopes that she would warm back up quickly. Since they started feeding the horses, I took her feed out into the grass with me, and she ate her dinner in the sun. I think thats a great little birthday celebration for her. 🙂
|Pretty girl 🙂|
|She says no work today please!?!?|
|Beautiful day out|
Tried on the new blanket when she finally dried off, and I don’t think it fits 😦 It is still a bit tight at her shoulders, and its slightly short in length for her. So back to the drawing board with that. By the time I finally find one, winter will be over already…
|Just too snug in the shoulders…|
Saturday- As everyone knows, today the chiro is coming out!! Dropped off the blanket that didn’t fit at the tack store, and headed out to the barn to ride before the chiro came out.
Libby was good again, basically had the same ride as yesterday. Lib was lazy as ever of course. Didn’t exactly have any time to do a long hard ride, but I did get to squeeze in a couple fences. She was overall a really good girl.
Finished up and groomed her quickly before the chiro got there.
Chiro got there, and I explained everything over again about everything thats been happening with Lib. She did a body scan with the pen, and immediately asked me if she could see my saddle. Oh no I thought…
She got out my saddle took a quick look at it, and told me that it seems like Libbys body is trying to fill out EVEN MORE in her wither area, and the spot where the stirrup bar is recessed in the saddle is making her extremely sore. She was even a bit inflamed in that area. She told me that she could adjust her if I wanted her to, but that it wouldn’t make sense to do so, because she truly believes the saddle is the culprit. She saw how my face fell immediately when she said that, and told me that it seems like the saddle had fit at one point, since she isn’t atrophied in that area.
Can anyone tell how frustrated I am. I understand that she is growing, but ugh. We already went this route last time! And last time were looking we had no luck finding anything with a u-shaped tree that I or Libby liked. Everything seemed like too much saddle, or Libby just didn’t like it at all. I’m so frustrated, I just can’t believe it. I did get the contact info for another independent fitter so maybe she’ll be better able to help me then the last one was.