|Those jerks have the energy to wrestle after 3k of elevation gain. I have enough|
energy to flop over and beg for snacks.
|It was cold, I had to wear my "teddy bear" Patagonia R3 hoody|
|My trainer said Fawkes and I looked like we walked out of Dover's fall catalog.|
Complete coincidence, I am sartorially challenged.
Fawkes had yesterday off and then we had another ride tonight. We aren't pushing much until after the vet checks him tomorrow, but I had a small epiphany that Fawkes has developed a deaf ear when it comes to my leg lately. I am working way harder than I should have to, and he is getting around to responding when he feels like it. Once we get the all clear from the vet, we will need to have a mini bootcamp on responding NOW. He is a smart boy, I don't expect it to take more than a few sessions to sharpen up. Overall, he was pretty good and those trot/canter transitions are slowly improving.
I have started looking into shock absorbing half pads to protect Fawkes' back and think I have decided on the Ecogold. I was torn because the saddle fits really well and I don't want to add bulk so I was leaning towards the ThinLine, but the super positive Ecogold reviews and their return policy have swayed me. If it does mess up his saddle fit I can return it, but if not, people seem to swear by it for back protection. Ah, byebye money!