And aside from our not-very-connected ride, Midnight had quite the little snit fit on the ground today. I've been pulling his mane for the past week and he has been pretty good about it, but today he was all over the place--practically running me over in the cross ties and in the stall, and forget letting me even touch his mane while he was grazing. Hopefully he was just having a day because I've only gotten about a third of it done and that would be a very strange style for the dressage clinic.
In other news I picked this up from Great Falls Saddlery:
|It's a little big on my bony wrist but I like the roller thing on the clasp.|
So Midnight and I better work it out because I like wearing it!
My dream barn would be:
- in the opposite direction of rush hour traffic
- owned and maintained by top-level eventers who could teach me everything about riding and horsemanship via osmosis
- magically free
Oh--and in other, other news--I bought a white dressage pad and white Legacy boots for Midnight. I figure plain things will give a better impression at the clinic than his neon green Legacy boots with a purple, pink plaid, or blue flamingo saddle pad.
And I think I'm putting the saddle search to rest, at least for now. I really like riding in his owner's Berney Brothers AP saddle, and another boarder has offered to let me use her dressage saddle. So why fix it if it ain't broke? I can just save that money for when I want to buy a horse (maybe Midnight, and then I'd see if I could buy his tack with him).