Last night we went to a Christmas Party hosted by K and K Livestock. It was fun, had drinks and dinner and shopping. I bought a new Christmas ornament that will have to wait till tomorrow to see. I also got a neoprene saddle pad and used it today and it worked well sofar, I still think i like my felt pad for longer rides, but it will be good in the arena.
I was so frustrated with Gypsy lately and I know Jardi has been hating riding Tom, so I made her a deal if I ride Tom, she will ride Gypsy. She was pretty excited with this, although she said she would get in an argument with Gypsy and I said that's okay cause I been arguing with her for the last two weeks (except one ride) and I don't want to do that anymore, so maybe Jardi can fix her for me.
I rode Tom today and he has frustrating issues, mostly with not wanting to move. I had him moving at a walk pretty good, then we trotted and wow is he ever rough. He moves real slow, but we never had a time when he stalled out which is amazing. He doesn't like to bend either, but when he does he can be really soft. Now I understand what Jardi means when she said she didnt like him, its hard to like a horse that doesn't want to work.
He sure has a nice stop and back up though, and he is pretty cute, with a big blaze, 4 white socks and a flaxen mane and tail, Jardi thinks he would make a good rope horse, so maybe thats how we will go. Well I will keep riding him a while and see if there is any improvement.