After chatting with my weekend helper, I decided to try a saddle with a wider channel between the panels on Romey to see if he might prefer that to the saddle I normally ride in which has a somewhat narrow space there. I have an old PJ saddle that I had bought for Mowgli (the medium pony I had a few years back). It's a bit wider than my Hermes, so I used that. Romey was actually more willing to go to work, though he did still protest. I rode in that saddle a few days, then switched back to my Hermes to see if there was a difference. And wow was there! He was pretty much completely unwilling to pick up the trot and was even more agitated about having the girth tightened. So I guess I'll be riding him in the old PJ for awhile. The only problem with that saddle is it's too small for me, and my ass literally does not fit in it. Oh well. Maybe I'll see something affordable at Equine Affair next weekend? Or maybe I'll finally get motivated to lose 15 lbs? (Lol.)
We had some really nice weather over the weekend so I was able to rinse everybody off. Might be the last time until spring!
Badger left for Florida on Friday along with my favorite Hermes saddle. So I'm stuck at home with no Badger and only the back up Hermes and too small PJ for company. #firstworldproblems Hopefully Badger will rest up and work out his muscle problems in his back soon. I want to be able to ride him when I head down for a visit in December.
I didn't dress the ponies up this year for Halloween, but I did manage to wear three different outfits myself on Monday. We celebrated at the office, so I went as a skeleton of sorts:
|rib cage necklace|
|skeleton hand ring.|
After work, I threw on my Unicorn hoody to ride. (What you don't have one?)
Well that's about all that's up this Wednesday. What's up with you? Did you dress up for Halloween? Or your animals? Tell me about it in comments!