09-09-2013, 04:37 PM
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Whew, having to get on here when I have a moment to catch up with everyone! DBA, so glad to hear that things are moving along for you.
Had another busy weekend, met up with TETRA folks Saturday. I didn't ride because the mare I was going to borrow just didn't work out. She's used for little kid rides at camp and hadn't been used much for a couple of months. Went to check her out Thursday. She was pawing while tied when I groomed her, tried to kick a couple times when I picked her back feet, didn't want to stand still for mounting, and once I got on took off like a rocket...and she is also missing an eye. Bad equation for a trail ride just two days later! My farrier thinks that my mare will be ready to ride again in about three weeks.
Have been working with Eli just about every day. This week I'm going to find some more "stuff" around the property for us to work with. I wish we had poles.
Helmets... I have a nice IRH one I wear if I'm on a horse I don't know, riding where there are lots of rocks (i.e., the Hill Country!) and I will certainly wear one once we get Eli under saddle. I really like it, once it's on I forget it's there.
Back to work!