Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Arizona and New Mexico
Thanks everyone for all of the posts! I really appreciate it! :)
My saddle is on its way, and I have a Bobby's black leather snaffle headstall I found used, but in great condition for $40.00...everything is just for schooling/lessons to start...the consignment tack shop has a set of Bobby's plain leather in black for $80. And a set of Arc de Triomphe plain black leather reins for $100. That I am going to feel over the weekend, and put on layaway with the KK bit...just need to decide between the loose ring or d ring...bits my Morgan-"Spyder" has used are both 5" and 5"1/2".
I also ordered Centered Riding, 101 Dressage, and an In Hand book for study.
I have been exercising the Spanish horses daily, and saw pics of my seat today...so much better! I am amazed! I think I looked like a water balloon shaped frog last spring.
We are riding in double reins, and a serretta, so I feel pretty confident about my even-ness in the reins, and like the feel of smooth leather.
We use a rubberized long rein for longing, and agree that rubber "sticks".
I can't wait to get started for myself...and Spyder! I am also looking forward to my trot muscles coming back! Lol and the day where I don't feel like I should have duck tape on my boots for keeping the ball of my foot in the stirrup! I got heels down, but I still bounce!