|I love my new saddle!|
Since I have my new saddle and it's ready to go, we worked in the arena under saddle. Lilly was really good and wasn't looking to the outside nearly as often as she used to. The problem with this whole massage thing is I'm going to be analyzing every little thing she does wondering if the two are related. Was it just more comfortable for her prior to the massage to carry her head to the left, or was she just having a good day?
Hard to say...
When we worked on trotting she went very well, staying fairly consistent as far as speed goes. She only only "fell apart" a few times, and with a few half halts and some leg pressure, she was back to carrying herself round.
Our cantering was not so nice, however. She was strung out all over the place and very fast. I'm going to have to work more on cantering in the round pen, I think, until she can balance herself again. We have another show on Saturday, but I'll only be taking her in walk/trot. We have a bit of work to do before we're back to canter classes.
In other news, I ordered myself a pair of these:
|MDC Sport Classic Aluminum Base Stirrup Irons|
I ordered them from my new favorite online store: Adams Horse Supply. I ordered my saddle there and a few other things as well and their prices are the best. They were almost $20 cheaper than Dover and SmartPak, and they offer free shipping on orders over $100.
I'm using my old leathers until the new irons arrive, but I'm very excited to try it all out.