I had another great ride today. Lilly is doing so well that I'm really getting excited about next year's show season. We were starting to hit that sweet spot right when I had to stop showing earlier this year, so I'm very anxious about starting up again next year. I keep trying to bring myself back to reality and not think too far ahead, but it's hard when she's doing so well! I think next year we'll really concentrate on western and not try so hard to do both seats. I'm sure we'll end up in a few hunt seat classes, but our focus will definitely be on western. Maybe it's time to start shopping for a show saddle? (Actually, the thought of saddle shopping makes me ill...)
She was still a bit tender at times today during our ride. It was all I could do not to mess with her hooves when we got back to the barn, but I'm going to wait for my trimmer and see if it's something I'm doing wrong, if we're just still dealing with the thin sole issue, or if it's something else. It's odd to me that this is all starting now since we weren't having this issue back in the summer. I'm hoping it isn't from changing her feed to Enrich 32... she had previously been on a mostly grain free diet (just a handful of Ultium) and now she's on a pound of Enrich 32.
I'll need to start riding in the boots again if this keeps up, except I've decided I don't like the EasyBoot Trails. They're big and clunky and I can't do any pole work when she's wearing them because they get hung up on everything. It wouldn't be an issue if Miss Lazypants would pick up her feet, but she doesn't. It might be time to change to a new boot... one I can show with next year since we're planning an ambitious 2013 show season.
|Don't be jealous of her braids!|