So we're working in the double bridle (on serious work rides only, walks and easy working days we're using the mullen mouth and micklem), cleaning up the changes, polishing the half passes, and praying that the mediums don't fall apart any more than they already have. I also got a new pair of dress boots since my tall boots are almost 5 years old and the softest, most comfortable boots ever. They also offer very little support, have dropped considerably, are field boots, and are too short/out of style. Not that style matters for us. But if I was going to replace them, I'd replace them correctly. I've got nice bruises on the back of my knees from them. They are super stiff, and need a little getting used to, but they force my leg to be long and quiet.
I sent in my entry for the next show a week or so ago, we're going to do 3rd 1 and 3rd 3. We're not quite ready, the changes will still be tense and medium/extended not where they need to be, but hell, go big or go home!
|Walking back to his field, bareback and in a halter, after a trail ride that wandered around the farm.|
|Out in the new fields. There's four in the front field (Mikey's on the left in the white mask), and six in the back.|
Mikey is gaining weight and filling out a bit more eating the grass in the hay fields!
|Mikey and Chicka. Whoda is the gray in the top corner.|