Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Blowy Hills of the Pacific NW
Lost - I'm sorry the horse fell through. Your horse is out there, and you'll find it. Not sure if you read back far enough in this thread, but my horse finding experience was pretty crazy until Kes came along, and she wasn't anything I was looking for!
CW - Yay! I love that you have your own saddle (it does make things easier to have your own, even when you lease) Plus, it's nice to ride in your very own, that no one else is using.
Stan -how was your mint sauce?
Hunter - What are you going to do about your little escape artist? Is he getting out to visit other horses or is a food thing? How bad are the scratches he got this time around?
Mason - welcome! Hope to hear more as you find yourself a horse!
Kes and I met with our trainer this morning, thank god. He rode her, in all three bits, and experienced what I was experiencing. What he has found is that she is so used to being ridden in a curb, that she has forgotten how to be soft and supple in a snaffle (she's the same in every snaffle we tried, and he even used a more "aggressive" snaffle, if there is such a thing (not twisted or anything like that). I rode her in all three as well, and she was just bracing against them, then going behind them, and she has no brakes at all in them. So, we are going to retrain her to use the snaffle, with the help of a german martingale for a short time, and teach her again how to be soft in them. I'll still need to use curbs for shows, as she does go best in them, but for dressage I've got to get this girl working in her snaffles!