New Riding Boots!
I found these gorgeous Andalusian riding boots online a few weeks ago and knew I wanted to get them! I gave my black boots to Tyler and only had my Western boots. I wanted boots to wear with my English saddle when I started riding in that again. I showed them to my husband and told him this was what I was saving my $$ for. I’ve always believed my husband spoils me to a fault and sure enough, the boots arrived at my doorstep a week later. I LOVE them!! I LOVE him!! I wore them this weekend and swear I rode better. I wonder what would happen if I start showing him pictures of horses I would like to adopt.
I still have not been able to canter on Arrow. We did some trail riding in the hills but it rained and work has been busy so I have only had 1 lesson in the last few weeks. It was too wet in the arena and round pen to do any cantering. I can’t wait until the days get longer so I can ride after work. When I ride by myself I stay at Kingsway. Arrow doesn’t really like to be out without other horses and I don’t know many of the trails. I do wish I had others to ride with on the weekends. I do not have a trailer so if anyone did want to they would have to come to me. Then we would have to hope I didn’t get us lost! While the daylight isn’t as long right now, I like to spend some of my time watching the Carson James training videos and browsing the Facebook page. I mentioned in the past that I am a member of that ‘horse’ group and I love the training videos. I highly recommend to anyone who has horses, becoming a member. It is definitely worth the monthly fee. I think all levels of experience could benefit.
I got new boots and Arrow got new shoes this week. They are lighter than his others. I was also able to watch a lesson with Chloe and he is still coming along very nicely. I found he does protest a little when introduced to new things or when doing things he is not fond of or he finds too hard. He did a little ½ rear with Chloe but nothing major and that was rare. At another lesson, Chloe was jumping him over some shorter jumps and during one of the jumps I guess he decided he was going to make no effort and went THROUGH the jump like it wasn’t there knocking everything over. It brought some laughs. I wasn’t there but wish I could have seen it. What a character that horse of mine is! He is having a Spa day this Wednesday and getting a massage from Debra and then he will have visitors this weekend. He loves visitors because visitors mean TREATS!!!!