Whoops. My sad little blog has been so lonely for the past
few days weeks. Getting back into school, going to watch barnmates at horse shows, and just being extremely busy and running around like a chicken with its head cut off is ultimately to blame. Since I missed quite a bit, I’m just going to give you guys the low down of my present happenings.
On Lib: Lib has been doing ok. She had a week where she was being AWESOME, but now shes decided to save her good days, well most of them, for when we have lessons. I can’t really complain about that, but I’d like to have my sane horse ALL THE TIME PLEASE! Anywho, had the new chiro/vet out, and he told us things we already knew, that she is very one sided, and gets stuck on the right side of her vertebrae going from the poll extending all the way down her spine. While he thinks it might just be her, the saddle for sure isn’t helping. He did check the usual points for ulcers, and really didn’t think she was a candidate for them. She only “tested” positive in one spot out of the three, and its on her girth area, a place where shes always been sensitive. So while that means were not going to put her through the stress of bringing her to the clinic, sedating her, and doing all that to scope her, I am thinking of putting her on Smartgut or Smartgut Ultra just in case. Anyone reading have any experiences, good or bad, with the Smatgut line??
On the saddle front: My saddle is now FOR SALE!!!
Tell you friends, your neighbors, tell everyone you know, because I need it outta here! After being told by numerous knowledgeable saddle consignment dealers (iselltack, high end used saddles, fine used saddles) that most people are sticklers for the age of a saddle, I had to lower my price. Oh how painful that was. I still have it priced higher what they’ve told me to price it at, but thats with the hope that the people of Ebay can see how beautiful of a saddle it is. I mean come on:
As a replacement for this saddle, a new custom CWD is in order. Things haven’t been finalized yet, but I’m doing everything in my willpower to get this done. Poor Libby can’t deal with an ill fitting saddle any longer. Plus they’re giving me a discount so I want to jump on that before they’ve decided I’ve dragged them around enough.
The weather this week has been awful, so no riding for the past two days for me. I was supposed to follow the barn down south this weekend to go visit home and watch them show at WEF for the weekend, but I decided last minute to stay to ride, especially since I have training at my new job. Yes job. Nothing fancy, and I definitely couldn’t support Libby on it, but its something right?
Other then that, I finally purchased my new helmet. Best fitting helmet I’ve had ever. Bold statement but the truth. If your in between the GPA and CO fit wise, I’d look into the Samshields.
Thats all I got for now. Keep you guys updated!