My farrier came out yesterday morning to put Lilly's shoe back on. He reminded me to be careful with her until we can get some solid hoof to nail her shoe to. I told him I'm careful with her, but she's not careful with herself... crazy mare!! Hopefully her hoof will grow quick and we can make it through this without issue. I've been wanting to get a boot so I can have something on hand, but I'm not sure what I should get. It seems like the reviews are always mixed.
M met me at the barn shortly thereafter and we saddled up our girls. She wanted to take Baby into the arena to get her warmed up and then we ventured out on the trails. We rode for about 30 minutes, but had to keep turning back to avoid the stream that winds through the trails. That thing was everywhere! It was a pretty steep bank, and quite muddy on the opposite side so I didn't want to chance a shoe or ligament.
Lilly was her typical self on the trail... speedy and determined to be in the lead. Luckily Baby didn't care and was just fine lagging behind. The trails are nice and wide, so it was a nice change to be able to ride side by side and chat instead of having to yell backwards. I think both of our horses enjoyed a nice ride on the trails. I know I did!
We had a good ride but even with my felt riser pad, I could tell Lilly was uncomfortable with her saddle again. So in a fit of frustration, I have put my western show saddle on eBay. It's going and my work saddle is going. Then with the funds from selling those two, I'll buy one saddle that's comfortable for her. I'm done messing with saddles... I might even buy a new hunt seat saddle while I'm at it because she has issues with that one sometimes as well. I have no idea how I'm going to find a new western saddle that fits, or even what I'm looking for, but let the search begin. We're far from showing western pleasure anyway.
The vet came out this morning to give vaccinations, and I needed to get a health certificate for AJ. My new barn uses vets from the practice that employs Lilly's ligament doctor, but it was a different vet today. She was SO nice and I loved how she interacted with my horses. She seemed very genuine and I just really liked her. She gave me her card, and I intend to make her my official vet, although I hope I won't see her again until the fall. :)