Stories about living on the farm training dogs and horses.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wet Saddle Pads
I've been managing to get 3-4 rides in a week lately. Jason's suggestion of wet saddle pads is equating a sore rump for me! We've been averaging about an hour duration. The goal is to get her to pack her head in a steady manner. No more nose flicking or bobbing. Today as I was riding around I thought that we just may be making some progress! She's starting to carry her head lower and is giving to the bit rather than fighting every motion. I have a walk, jog, trot, lope and canter now. Before we had a jig, frantic trot and a verging out of control canter.
Here she is after today's ride. It was a good one.
All in all, becoming more of a pleasure to ride. It seems those wet saddle pads are paying off...