Wednesday night I had my first solo ride on Prophecy, and therefore our first "Through the Ears" photo :) Here's to many more!
|But first, after hiking all the way out to get him, I got the "it is too hot for this" look!|
He tacked up nicely, I just moved slow with the saddle and he really didn't evade it. I was slow to girth him up and took some pictures while he stood of the whole set up (minus the reins). He looks quite snazzy! Now that I know the breast collar fits, I only need/want to get him a cool beta halter to go in place of the rope one at times.
I used the Myler combo as a straight snaffle and he seemed to like it. No tossing or playing with it like I've seen him do with other snaffles. We did a lot of walking in the arena and I got some good trot spurts too. I did lengthen my stirrups one notch and while it helped I am not comfortable in the Abetta yet. My right knee just doesn't feel in the right spot... Another ride set for Friday eve, this time trails with the trainer :)
After I was done with him I hosed down the girth and saddle pad and placed the boards on my trailer deck finally! No more sinking into the insulation I put in while making the bed. Now to keep insulating and organizing! This heat tho...ick.
The past few weeks I have had a lot memories pop up of old postings to my blog about Tesla... I keep going back and reading... Oh how I miss him and feel so cheated...