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Saturday, December 18, 2010


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.


fernvalley01 said...

Nice to switch it up and give each other a break of sorts

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

It's great that you have a good friend willing to ride your horse and you hers. Probably helps to figure out problems and different ways to work through them, too.

Sounds like a fun party.


CCC said...

A change is as good as a rest, eh? I think I remember Tom, not too big of a horse right? Smaller horses that like stop can make good heel horse.

Linda said...

Is Tom for sale......if he's not too big I might be interested??

gowestferalwoman said...

He must have upright pasterns? I rode a horse once that had such a rough trot i swear my bladder changed places with my stomach...lol!

I envy you- or i need to buy more horses...changing horses is really good for keeping us in check for not riding lazy - looks like you have no opportunity to rest! :)