We got to ride a little bit this weekend, about 2 hrs on my gaited mare and a half-hour on my green QH gelding. Uneventful, for both, but it's clear that the gelding has forgotten his lessons from last year, or pretended to forget. Also, can't remember if I mentioned this, but we took him to a saddle fitter on Friday who said that he is very narrow and high through the withers and shoulders, for a QH, and needs a different (custom?) saddle. I have a Big Horn with a Steele Equi-Fit flex tree that *almost* fitted him, but needs to be more narrow in gullet and at the bottom of the bars. Crates makes a semi-QH bars which has the right measurements, but darn it's hard to find knowledgeable sellers' descriptions on online saddle sales! I'm teasing DH that he's not going to be able to buy that new tractor after all, since Dallas has to have a new custom saddle! So far DH is not saying a word. I think he knows I'm kidding, but I know for sure that a difficult discussion lies ahead if I can't find a used one! It rained today so no riding; I cleaned out the tack room from corner to corner. Exhausted, but worth it. Found a few things that I'd forgotten I had, and some things I was looking for earlier this week but couldn't find; and threw out all the partly used meds and sprays that I have no idea how old they are. I felt very virtuous...until I realized that I was too pooped to make dinner. DH offered to go to town 10 miles away to pick up carry-out, bless his heart.
Last edited by Lockwood; 05-27-2013 at 10:22 PM.