I’ve been laying out my summer plans, and the First event is hopefully early June! the plan is to go Entry, and then either stay at entry or possibly drop back down to Pre-entry for some of the harder of the events.
a couple weeks ago in my lesson, my coach mentioned maybe getting shoes put on Ollie so I could use Studs. (and go faster haha.) I’ve actually been thinking about it for awhile now… he generally likes to wear his trail boots, so maybe he’s a bit tender? And I have nothing to lose (except $ lol.) from giving some shoes a try for 6 weeks I suppose. maybe I should? but then I have NO idea how to stud? and what type of studs would I need? *starts to panic* and… do I really need studs for 2’9”? I realize that everyone will have different opinions, and it depends on the horse too. And then… what about rubber or plastic shoes? I’ve heard that they come off really easy, but you can get some with a metal core… yikes. I need to stop. I’ll most likely end up talking with my coach about it some more. and maybe the farrier. haha. beware.
my sister had asked if she could hop on Ollie as she was wanting to do a slightly more “serious” Dressage ride. We also decided to switch up Ollie’s bit, the one I’ve been using was more of a jumping bit.
Brianna and I both believe that he likes it better! He was much softer and more flexible in Brianna’s opinion when she got on, and when I got on after her I agreed! He also definitely likes my sisters saddle better… lol. I’ve been using her other Dressage saddle, (she has two) but it doesn’t fit him great. Me need fancy saddle!! Hehe. And I got to ride on Tanta while B was riding Ollie. She’s only allowed to do 30 min walk, but it’s still fun😁
besides from a couple hops in the air, she was very good. And the hops are not in ANYWAY hard to sit. So it’s not like I’m going to fall off lol. Anyways, once Brianna had finished riding Ollie, I hopped on to see if he felt different to me with the new bit. My first impression was “wow.” He felt like he was floating on a cloud and that I had total control over where he put his feet. AWESOME. It definitely wasn’t all the new bit though, it was probably 25% new bit, 25% sisters miracle saddle, and I’m guessing 50% dressage gold medallist winning sister. Lol. Canter still needs work, but the trot was lovely!
Annnndddddddd… Guess what…
Dasiy had puppies! 1 boy and 2 girls. They are about 2 weeks old😄 Names; the boy is Tuck/Tucker/Tuckeroo lol. And One of the girls is being called Little one(temporarily) and the other is Marigold! (Goldy for short) they (obviously) are SUPER cute, and I totally have puppy brain. For the past two weeks, I’ve basically been living in the TV room where we have the pups. The bonus, I get to watch lots of TV! My favourites are 2018 ERM XC, and the MMBHT Dressage- the commentary is PRICELESS. Super hilarious. Go watch.