Going off of two hours of sleep over here. Just a bit tired LOL.
Cyn, I know how you feel about babies growing up. Henny turns 2 in April! My baby boy doesn't look like a baby anymore. ): But he'll always be my baby boy, even when he almost weighs half a ton. Could you imagine a cradle that big?
Cyn and Kayella, I'm having the same thoughts about my coming three-year old. He will be three late February. Yesterday again a man at my barn says, "When are you going to put a saddle on him? It's time." Sigh. I'm enjoying the ground work so much and we are still working on some things. Side passing for example. I'm not in a hurry, but am looking forward to getting him with a trainer this Spring and riding him in the summer.
The old man at my barn is pressuring me about backing Henny. HE'S NOT EVEN 2 YET. Once he does turn 2, I think I'm going to start some light lunging and beginning saddle work. I have a bareback pad I'm going to strap him up with some time soon. I won't even think of backing him until he's at least 3. He's so immature physically, and because of his brain damage, he's got worse than normal balance for his age. I have no problem whatsoever waiting to start him the right way. :) Posted via Mobile Device
I'm currently riding with a tan and red saddle blanket folded strategically over a black and purple saddle pad, and the color clash drives me insane! But it's the padding combo that makes my saddle fit Cash tolerably. I have a new, beautiful blue saddle pad and coordinating polo wraps hanging out in my closet, just waiting for baby boy to fill out...