Eros has been a good boy, he's definitely happy to be outside, but my goodness, is he heavy in the bridle out there! So we have some work to do. We had our flat lesson last night, and it was exhausting but great. I sort of felt what I need to do to start getting him lighter, so hopefully I can get that stuff accomplished without someone reminding me every few minutes... Riding is hard.
In other news, Eros' saddle arrived Thursday and it's pretty great. Full disclosure, the other one fits him a tiny bit better, but I think it's a breaking in to him kind of thing more than a problem with the saddle. He seems comfortable in it and is still moving really well through his back and shoulder so I decided to keep it. I traded in my temporary saddle, so if for some reason it doesn't actually work, for now I still have his other one. As for me, it's SO comfortable! It has a slightly more narrow seat that Pammon's which I was afraid I might not like. But turns out, I like it better. It keeps me in the middle of my horse better and it's a lot easier for me to go from a half seat at the canter to sitting which has been a struggle for me with Eros. So let's hope, even though I've said it before, that I'm all done with this saddle nonsense!
That's about it from here. Just plugging along trying to get these horses going well. My state opens up vaccines to anyone over 16 starting tomorrow so I'm going to be stalking appointments as soon as I can. Looking forward to rejoining society this summer! I mean kinda... the recluse life has actually been pretty great for me. But I can't be a hermit forever.