Yes everyone, I’m alive!! I know I haven’t updated my blog in a while, but I’m sort of in a rut when it comes to writing them. I feel like my posts have become super repetitive, and so I lost interest in it for a while. But heres a bit of a recap of my month of May:
Israel! I went on an awesome trip to Israel for 12-ish days that was amazing! I made some great friends and got to see some incredible places and experience new things. If I could, I would go back in a heartbeat, I just loved it that much!
But of course, everyone has to come back to reality at some point, and thankfully for me, my reality includes a beautiful black mare who was missing her momma. And there was a lot to do! On my way to Israel, literally as I was boarding the plane, my friend K texted me saying that she’d made the decision to bring her horse to my old trainers place for the summer. So we made plans to move both her horse and Libby back to the Williston farm when I got back, provided I could speak with my old trainer and get things settled.
So when I got back, I’d called her and let her know that things would have to change for me to want to come back. No one was allowed to use my things unless I gave them permission, Libby was going to be fed/turned out however I specified, and the only one to ride her would be me and my trainer. After speaking with her about things, I felt much better about the move, and so on Tuesday, I moved her back. The owners of my previous barn were super easy to deal with, especially since I’d started hinting and talking about moving for the summer long before a decision was actually made.
And while I hate to say that she had regressed at the Twin Oaks farm, in the three days we’ve been back, things have been going really well. We’ve had jump schools that were awesome already, so it makes me really excited for the future.
And onto the saddle hunt, since of course that is still an issue. I had the Voltaire guy out, as I’d spoken about before, and while I thought the saddle was nice, I wasn’t wowed by anything, and it ended up costing way to much money in the long run. Even with the money I’d get from selling my current saddle, the Voltaire still ended up being 2k + so thats a definite no go. Two days ago, I finally had the CWD rep out. Explained all our issues, even though I’d been in contact with him for a while I wanted to refresh his memory a bit, and we spoke about the technologies that went into their saddles. I rode in it, and I liked it, and Libby seemed to like it. Should I decide to go with them, they are so generously throwing in a girth and leathers, things I can possibly sell to get the cost of the saddle down. Their price came out to, with my saddle sold, about 1,000 and then possibly less if I decide to sell the leathers and girth.
Now, I know this sounds silly but I feel like for the amount these saddles costs I should have sat in one and thought “wow, I love this!” I always read on the COTH boards how people decided to try a friends saddle and they just had to get one after trying it, and I’m wondering if its just exaggeration on their part or if I just haven’t found the right one just yet. My saddle fitter finally got in the Frank Baines jump saddles, so on Tuesday I’m going to try them out. If I don’t end up liking them, I think I might just go with CWD. Or maybe I’ll look into the L’Apogee saddles again…
Its all so overwhelming to me!!
But I am back to blogging, maybe not as frequently as before, but I am going to make an effort to keep it up again. Life just gets in the way!!
|Nom nom, our last day at the old farm|
I know its late, but while I’ve been gone, a fellow blogger, L. Williams, had to say good bye to her beloved horsey companion Carlos, and I just want to say how sorry I am to hear of this. I’m sure hes having a ball up there in some lush green fields with some mare friends.