I should get a medal.
P is still doing dressagey things. While his transitions are coming along…
…and you can actually point him down the long side or across the diagonal without him running off…
…though lateral work continues to be very snake-like…
He says his life is hard.
Yesterday Leo won the World’s Most Ammy Friendly Horse award during our jump lesson. I’m so glad I don’t have any media of it. The entire lesson consisted of me aiming him at jumps, then sitting there wondering which way I was supposed to turn afterwards, completed by being surprised that I was supposed to keep both stirrups upon landing from said jump. This happened over and over and was utterly absurd. I should offer to pay for Trainer B’s next eye exam, since I’m sure they were bleeding.
Then I ordered 5 pairs of stirrups, because CLEARLY the stirrups are the problem.
But I’m overdue for some new stirrups anyway, as mine have been making my knees hurt. I thought it was just my own problem, until I rode in Trainer B’s saddle with his Antares stirrups, and had zero pain. Here’s what I have coming:
My new-to-me Antares jump saddle arrived last week, and the trial/loaner dressage saddle from Takt is supposed to be delivered today. I have a week to decide if it’s the right model for the boys and I, and if it is, then this beauty will be made for me:
Complete with a swarvoski crytal rope like below:
I’M SO EXCITED.