|Haha, human, I will fit nothing so you suffer forever|
This has taught me a few things. One - the people I ride with have some really expensive shit. Two - if it isn't for sale, Fawkes will go like a goddamn rockstar in it. Three - Conversely, if it is for sale and at a great price point, Fawkes will throw his head up, hollow his back and move like a 3 legged donkey. Even if it looks like it fits JUST FINE.
I am talking about you beautiful Stackhouse.
The saddle fitter and I are not really seeing eye to eye so I am starting to get a bit frustrated all around. I want a used saddle. I am fine getting one and having it adjusted but I don't think it is crazy to say I am not buying new. There are so many used saddles out there. She is really pushing new, and certain brands, and expensive. Which makes me not trust her/want to work with her.
|He looked much cuter in my friend's orange Prestige than I thought he would|
Wow, this is one exceptionally whiny post. On the plus side, he has been going great under saddle. Our lesson on Sunday I was riding really defensively for no good reason and he quit a couple times. Trainer R just started micromanaging me (let go of left rein now, apply both legs quietly) and when I shut my idiot brain off and just did what she said - not a single refusal. Even over the "scary" boxes and mini-fence. Which is helpful because, as she put it, we get into a bad spiral. He gets a little sucked back, I get defensive, he thinks "shit, there IS something to be scared of" and quits. If he sucks back and I stay quiet and just add leg, he goes " yes, ma'am". I just need to get my body into that pattern. My horse is no longer a quitter, I need to ride like it!