|Does this mean I have to work today?|
By the way, neither of my girths fit anymore... they're both too long. I have a Wintec girth that is labeled 54" and a leather show girth that is labeled 50" and the leather girth is actually about a 1/2" longer than the Wintec.
Who can figure... regardless, they're both too long.
Anyway, we worked the horses in the arena for a bit first and the saddle still feels good! Lilly was calm and quiet and warmed up well, which was good since my girth was as high as it would go and was still a little loose.
The trail ride went well. Lilly was a very good girl and even rode around for a while on a loose rein. That never happens on a trail ride... is it because she's comfy in her new saddle, or was she just having a good day? I was trying to work her a bit to see how she'd do with the saddle in less than ideal situations so we rode over the stream, up and down hills, and even did some trotting. She never got irritated.
She did get muddy, though... on our way back across the stream she decided she wanted to play in the mud. She got her legs covered and at some point decided to shove her nose to the bottom of the stream and pull up muddy, stinky, dirty, DISGUSTING stream crud and EAT IT.
She ain't right, but I love her just the same. :)