Much as I love my son, and have truly had a great summer holiday with him.....
School goes back on Tesday!!!
and I can start to fit in some regular horse time again.
I have a Riley to ride, and a Ukon to visit and start to get going with ( nervousbutlookingforward )
The new saddles are here. Hip hip hurrah! I have finally found a decent saddle fitter and trusted her enough to invest in saddles for my boys that I know will fit. I was so so spoiled in the UK without knowing it, having the luxury of so many excellent, trained saddle fitters and saddle makers nearby. My new saddles are not as "smart" as I would have got in the UK for the same money, but they do fit and that is the key. They are Black Country Saddles out of interest which is ironic because we only lived 45 minutes from the Black Country where we were before.
Frustratingly but par for the course, the girth I have on loan for Riley is too small. It's a 32 inch dressage girth which I can only get done up IF he's not blowing out and IF my fingertips can grip and pull enough to get the leather near enough to the buckle to get some purchase. It took me 20 minutes the other day.....
I have a 34 inch on order.
Oooh! Oooh! I have tickets to Spruce Meadows! And I'm going! With a horse friend and not my non-horsey loving husband!
If I'm really lucky my girth will have come in and I can meet them there to collect