Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Friday, 21st January.
Not much has really been happening lately.
My (all purpose) saddle arrived 2 days ago, so I gave that a good clean. I have been slowly getting rid of Pumpkins energy, running him up and down the fence freely, and that seems to be working. He is a sucker for food. Placed up a few small jumps, and he went over those nicely.
Tried out the saddle on him, and it seems to fit. We have not had any issues yet, so hopefully it will turn out alright. After tacking up, I jumped on and gave him a quick ride in the back paddock - only walk and a trot. He feels like a good canter so I will have to see about that today or tomorrow. We had to finish early though, I could feel him starting to misbehave, so I ended it on a good note while I could.
The ducklings are getting along well with the other adults, though we are still having problems introducing the two Pekin males. All in good time I suppose.
It has been overcast these past few days, although really hot. Still looking for somwhere to ride, preferably close. At least I am getting Pumpkin back on his feet.
There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky
Last edited by PumpkinzMyBaby22; 01-20-2011 at 10:24 PM.