Sunday, May 30, 2010

New tack, new rig and new arena.

We reconfigured the back to make an obstacle course. I have a low jump. A "L" to back through, a gate with 'vines' hanging down, a tarp to cross and a log on a long rope to drag. We can add or change obstacles as we progress. I also have tried out my new rig. Calico thinks it's too small, but she'll ride in it. Cali and I have spent this past year trying to gather the right tack. Finally, she is very comfortable in her Annie George saddle, I got it used and love it. She also sporting a zilco halter/bridle combo in turquoise with a full cheek snaffle that we ordered from the John Lyons store.

We have entered the ACTHA Ride for the Rescues/ Ride for the Record. They going for a Guinness World Record; the most trail riders riding simultaneously and the proceeds will benefit local horse charities. The Nevada ride will benefit Shiloh Horse Rescue. It will be a six mile ride with six obstacles and six judges. It should be pretty fun, but we have a lot to do in the next two weeks to get ready.