The straps are also quite big... even on the last hole, they're way too loose, so I'll have to punch a hole in the strap as far up as I can and call it good. I don't know why they're so long. If your boots were big enough to need the straps let all the way out, your boot would never fit in the stirrup and you wouldn't need to worry about spurs!
Lilly hasn't really ever been ridden in spurs. I think I wore an english pair with her once, many years ago, but she's definitely not used to them. That also means it's been a long time since I've ridden in a pair of spurs as well, so I knew I had to be super careful not to bump her with them.
|Take those spurs off right now.|
I haven't given up on them yet, but I think I need to do some more homework before I can just wear them during our rides.
I worked on Lilly hooves a bit today and noticed a lot of licking and chewing on her part. I think she's really happy with her hooves and how they feel, and she seems to enjoy the process a lot more than she used to. There wasn't much there to trim, so as usual I just shaped them up a bit. I've been battling a small crack in her right front, so I'm trying to keep them as balanced as possible.
Tomorrow the rain is back, and if you could see my face, you'd know I'm not happy about that at all!