My Horse Forum
After our ride on Saturday I was hanging about in the arena with Fergie, watching someone using a gel pressure pad to check their saddle fit...so going to borrow that soon.
I was leaning against the rails, when the star teenager came through with her saddle, and starts cleaning it. I'm chatting and Fergie is looking at, kind of sniffing the saddle, not touching, not being rude just close. Star teenager then says, "do you like my new saddle?" Well had to admit I do like the look of it...then the shocker, "I have to clean it everytime I use it, its a $6500 saddle"
Fergie and I very quickly moved several steps back from this expensive thing of beauty.......my horse and saddle combined only cost a third of that
She is a great kid, and her mum works so hard to keep her and her horse in the style they have been accustomed to, but I do wonder if she NEEDS that price of a saddle. LOL, I just would be scared to leave it in the tack room, I wouldn't carry it to the arena to clean,...
So I'm a failure and a hypocrite.
Last night I was cruising on Facebook and saw a photo of a horse that I first thought was the ugliest thing I'd ever seen, and almost as fast I fell in love with him. On a feed lot in Oklahoma. I... looked at his video and he was sweet and gaited... so I bought him.
I've now contacted a hub where he will hangout till my favorite hauler can get him.
I've always told myself I would NEVER buy from a feedlot, but oh my gosh i couldn't resist! It was out of my control. He just has the kindest eyes, and seeing his personality in the video pushed me over the edge. The guy who works there said he meets him at the gate every morning and that he's just an all around sweet guy.
He will be getting a FULL vet workup ASAP. My plans for him are just to be a nice little trail horse and barn buddy for my other horses. Not a hard life lol. I can't wait to get him all cleaned up, I think he will be decent.
Name ideas are...
I found this article, it made an interesting read.
A Horse’s Sense of Fairness
Published February 8, 2017 Leave a Comment
“Does my horse have a sense of fairness?” Recently, one of my Interactive Academy members asked me this question—a question that no one has ever asked me during my forty years of teaching people to ride horses. I’ve been working with this rider for a while now. She’s working through my 12-month curriculum with her horse to help improve her own horsemanship, as well as advance her horse’s training. Those endeavors involve improving your own...
See the guilty face? On a normal day, no loose horses allowed in the arena. Buuuuut.....with snow and the freezing temps, there hadn't been a warm body (including my own after 3 hours out there) all afternoon.
So I grabbed some pictures .
Please critique. She's a bit of a mutt- Fjord/Morgan cross, but a very willing heart, and legs like cast iron!
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