I'm really happy with Twister. He's a smart cookie and knows what each set of tack means. If I threw his jumping saddle on and put a 3 ring in his mouth he'd know that we were going to jump. If we saddle up western he knows we're just hacking out and he can look like a giraffe if he so desires and finally he knows that a dressage saddle and any snaffle bit with a flash means it's time to carry himself and be round and pretty and engage his ass end. And when I mount up in our dressage saddle and ask for that poll release he does exactly as asked and we can go all the way down the road and back looking like we should be doing a change of rein across the diagonal in the middle of a training level test. I'm hoping I can find some winter dressage shows to test our limited skills at this winter!
|forgot to lengthen my stirrups to compensate for the thick soled boots.....|
And Mr Footsore wasn't even sore. Walked across the new gravel in the driveway without so much as a funny step. He thought it was going to hurt him but it didn't. He's just a wuss. I do need to trim his feet. I could have done that today but I got lazy. Luckily his feet aren't growing like weeds right now and I can trim them every 2 or 3 weeks without them getting bad. Unlike summer where if I don't trim them every 6 or 7 days they're a mess........