I seem to keep thinking up new stuff that I suddenly have the urge to post. Weird, I know, but I think I enjoy getting advice from multiple people that have different opinions and everything.
Anyways, I'll get on with it and try not to make it too long.
- Do you think it would be worth it to own a saddle if you didn't own your own horse?
+ Okay, so my grandma owns two horses, right? But the younger TWH (she bought to ride but I think he's just a pet now, which drives me crazy because he's so pretty and has a ton of potential) goes western and the older TWH can't really be ridden anymore. So she offered me a saddle. I don't own my own horse. Really, I don't even lease. My instructor said it would be worth at least looking at, of course, and I figured if I really didn't want it I could sell it or something. Haha. But would it be worth it, if it was in good shape and would fit most horses? I'd have to figure out where to keep it, or drag it back and forth with me. Either way I'm not so sure it would be worth it, to say the least.
- Allegra not only keeps picking up the wrong lead in the canter on both directions, but going, uh...a direction (man, i forgot which direction! i'll find out tomorrow for you totally awesome people) she does this weird canter-trot-canter-trot sort of thing. I don't really know how to describe it...It's like she's cantering and trotting at the same time almost. Confusing, I know, I'm sorry. I know that there was a mare at our barn who used to canter with her hind end and trot with her front end but I never rode her so I couldn't tell you if it was the same thing. Anyways, anything to do with the whole wrong lead thing would help tons. It's hard to do a trot-canter-trot sort of game because she's still green enough that the canter's new and she rushes into it, I guess, and takes a circle or two to actually relax down into it before she'll collect up and everything.
I /think/ that's all right now. Guess I'll edit if I have anymore questions, eh?
Thanks so much!