Monday, August 29, 2016

Case Of The Averages

Stinker had a fair amount of time off between the vet visit, my work schedule, and then sticking his leg in the fence (thanks for that bud).  I was very happy how he handled our visit for the saddle fitter. He hauled for four hours quite well (he was a hot sweaty mess, but that is pretty normal for him).  He settled into a new barn extremely well.  He was even able to be turned out at night (that couldn't happen last December when we visited).  He even was good in his stall when his buddy was taken away and ridden.

He *might* have dumped his entire water bucket (big muck bucket size)

As far as the riding went, he was excellent for the amount of time off.  The saddle fitter looked extremely nervous when I made the comment (as I was getting on) that he hadn't really been ridden in almost two weeks.  He was a little nervous, but settled right down.  He was really relaxed for our ride the next morning.

Fat Barn Cat

Since we have been back, things have just been average.  The reality is not every ride will be the best, so when things are just average I should be happy.  Because he is giving me very consistent rides.  Consistent is good.  I just want more, but really it has been so dang hot that it is really hard to press for improvements.  At this point, I am just hoping to hang in there until things start to cool off.  I'm so done and over these 90s+ with 70%+ humidity.  In the meantime I am going to hang out with our case of averages.

10 comments:

  1. I long for 'average' rides. Remind me of this statement when I complain. :)
    I couldn't handle that heat + humidity. I would just dissolve.

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    1. I think I'm half way to melted most days. It wasn't that long ago that I would have been bouncing off the walls with excitement about these rides. Darn standards ;)

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    1. Haha! I'm wanting above average all the time. Sadly that isn't possible.

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  3. Consistent is always good! We're finally starting to cool off a little, thank God. Fall will be here before we know it!

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    1. I think we have about another month before fall weather. Hopefully we will get out of the hot as balls range before then.

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  5. Average is excellent! Rollercoaster saddlebred rides are way more stressful than consistent ones, just sayin. (:

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