@blue eyed pony
I know!! Once I caught Tuya acting all sexy... To a pony!
This year has been awful concerning to rain. It almost looks like "so now you work outside let me ruin that for you"
I hope that you had fun with Promise on those trails!
I honestly cannot remember if I had replied to you (sorry) but you know I am always happy to read all is going according to planned about Izzie / the fresh new arena and loving the pictures!
I hope the horse gets well soon, for him and so as you can ride. Sounds you made a good deal on those ebooks
Worked Saturday until 3pm, so after that was barn time. Went to pick Tuya and another mare for BO's daughter, and proceeded to tack her. She stands perfectly by the wall to put the briddle on (the giraffe days are long gone, lol), so I was finishing it when she suddenly started to do some kind of a stretching back, like a dog or a cat do, and ended up sitting down, rolling on her back (with the saddle on), and then just stood there on her side for some seconds before getting up. Nor BO's daughter or her friend were there atm, it was very stressful for me to see that. After she looked shaken, but calm. My first thought was sleep deprivation, but BO's daughter said she usually sees them laying down, so I realized that 1) I might have caused it because she is so fat that the girth was a tad too tight (and she already threw herself on the floor with me twice because of it, again my fault) and
2) when she fell she just stood there because her face was lower than her butt, making it harder to get up.
So I undid one hole on the girth, and went to try her for just a little bit. She was very good and willing, but I didn't push too much.
Today I went to see her, told the event to BO, and he didn't worry too much about it. He focused on her muscle and top shape for her age
Rode her once again and something hapenned for the second time in between today and yesterday - she did not move when mounting. It's the girth for sure, as today just in case it was quite loose as well. Mind me, I never ride with a tight girth, and sometimes it even hurts me to look at how much they pull it on their horses.
Problem is, the saddle could slip sideways at any moment, although she barely spooks anymore and most times in place. I can ride like that in the arena as I did today, but not on te trail... We will see how it goes from here.
And she is not lame or itchy anymore!!
Pictures of the old gal (does not make justice to how round she is), of the murder she did on half her mane, and of the dog that BO gave away, and in the meantime escaped and came back. He is smiling like no regrets, lol! (He will be returned back to the lady)