Friday, November 3, 2017

It's Back

I finally finally finally got my saddle back.  I was so excited to actually be able to ride.  It was also nice that Stinker was a trooper and went right to work.  I don't think the saddle is fitting quite as well as I want it too, but hopefully I will be able to get that fixed in the next couple of weeks without having to send it anywhere again.

I was very curious to see how he would do after two weeks of no riding.  I did do long lining and lunging with him, but I limited myself to 3 times a week and gave him a full week off at the beginning.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well he was working.  The trot is slowly getting more consistent.  He is still too inverted and hides behind the contact, but he finally looks like he is moving in the correct direction.  And to make things even better I got a video of some trot work.


  1. That's so awesome that even with so long off from under saddle work that he's still progressing and getting more consistent! :)

  2. i love the moments in the video where you're able to push him forward and he actually lengthens his frame and stride instead of just rushing off!

    1. He is finally getting the strength to carry himself instead of going omg can't.

  3. Having a saddle is such a game changer. :-) Glad yours is back.

  4. yay! Glad your saddle is back! AND that Stinker was happy to get right back to work.

  5. Yay, I'm glad you have it back!!! Being without a saddle is terrible!