A couple more things I would like to mention.
So Im shopping for riding boots and because my mare has already crunched my baby toes a couple times (that gets me 3-4 weeks in sandles before i can wear any shoe again), my trainer suggested I get steel toes. I need to do something about this right now because I just cant risk having a broken toe. Im very VERY lucky this hasnt been the case yet.
The first time my mare crunched my toe, I was dead set on getting a pair of steel toes. But then I read online that people said not to because the metal can get pushed into your foot if they step on it again. I asked my trainer last night and she said that the chances of this are very slim and shes never heard of this happen before. She said I can look into steel toe riding boots if I wanted.
The fact is I want to get steel toes if they are ok to wear and the chance of having metal pushed into my foot are very small.
I would probably pick up riding boots and steel toe barn boots because even though I would love to keep the number of boots in my car to a minimum, Im not sure how id feel about steel toes when in the saddle cause of the extra weight.
Also, my very first trainer (the one who I learned from before getting my mare), I do still keep in touch with her every now and then. She is a great person and even though I only saw her for a couple months (but was seeing her twice a week), to work with her horses, I still have learned a lot from her. I was crazy, I drove 55km each way to see her and learn from her. That is far!
The last time I talked to her (3 months ago), she said Im more than welcome to go see her again whenever I like for another lesson. The last time I saw her was in May. Now the thing is, obviously I wont have my mare with me, but would there be any benefit in seeing her one more time and doing a lesson with her? I do really like her as a person, even though I have a trainer now, I feel that she is a person I should keep in touch with over time.
I would love to go see her and visit her horses again. But she is very busy and I dont think she would really welcome me over to just "visit" if Im not paying her for a lesson.
Last edited by Hoofpic; 11-29-2015 at 01:47 PM.