Monday, May 1, 2017

Rascal and the HDR

This is a 2-parter all in one post. I should make two. But that could take another 2 weeks....

Last weekend we went to NY to visit my family. I rode Rascal before we left and a couple times this week. He's been so awesome. One day he started with a lot of head tossing so I took him out of the Micklem and put on his western bit and he still tossed but wasn't so bad. We've been WTC and working on lots of bending and turning. He takes so much umph. I don't always have umph.... He's fun to ride but I don't want him to be my regular kid. At least not until I'm a little stronger. Nothing fazes him though. I'd put greenhorns on him. I don't have very good media of riding him because I usually ride after SJ goes to bed and my person is at work. Maybe when Mom is here.

And then I wasn't supposed to get my new lovely love until Friday.... and today I get home and there is a big box sitting on the porch.... actually 3 boxes. One from Amazon containing SJ's bday gifts, my new TuffRider paddock books and one containing clothes from a college friend for SJ and one with my HDR!

The wind is terrible today. I though we were going to blow the fuck away. But even though I still haven't pulled his loose shoe (I CAN'T FIND MY NIPPERS TO YANK IT OFF WITH!) and and the wind was hurricane force, I had to try it. I could not wait.

he wouldn't stand still

My leg going all over is not a result of the saddle, it's super grippy plus I have full seats on. It's a result of my legs being weak ass. I'm still working on the getting my shit together thing. I've graduated PT apparently but need to keep up with stuff at home and be riding more. 

What do ya'll think?? I really love it already. I'm hoping it works on awkward fat pony long term.


  1. Eeee so exciting! I kinda hate saddle shopping personally lol but it's good when you find something that works. My trainer's #1 thing that she always checks first and foremost is clearance at the withers - she wants to see a generous amount of space to fit in a few fingers between the pommel and the horse's spine while a rider is seated in the saddle. For her, everything else is a little secondary to that (tho I also like to look for pinching and tightness through the shoulders). Good luck!

  2. Saddle shopping is SO HARD. I'm like Emma, I look for 3-4 fingers of wither clearance first ;-)