Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Saddle up


Today I got to the barn early and Cali was still eating.  I groomed her while she ate, then raked her stall. I'm amazed at how calm and relaxed she is compared with when I used to work with her. She lowers her head for the halter, stands quietly. I introduced her to the saddle. She trots and canters in both directions, doesn't flinch when I slap the stirrups. I tap the seat with my handy-stick, no reaction. I got this saddle off ebay a few years ago. It's cheaply made and I hate it. I thought it would be okay for training purposes though; I don't care if she tries to roll with it. I don't want to sell it because I don't think anyone should ever actually use it for riding. I'm saving for a real saddle. 

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