Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Is it Wednesday already? Wow, time flies. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with myself today. I'm tired of riding at home. But I'll probably do that anyway at some point today.

My sister was wanting to trade her saddle for my livestock panels, plus some money. I don't know, I like having the panels in case I need them. But I'd use the saddle more. So I agreed to try it out. Sorry to bore you with so many similar pictures, but I want to ask a question.

Before the ride:

After the ride:

I'd say it pretty definitely looks like it slipped back a couple inches. But did it slip back too far, or did I have it too far forward to begin with? Does this mean it's too wide (the reason it would slip) or is it possibly just fine?

He worked well in the saddle the second time I rode in it. The first time he was a mess, stumbling all over the place. But I had taken the dog out with me on that ride, and Tonka hates dogs. He was very distracted and didn't want to let the dog out of his sight. I can't wait for the day when he gets over his worry about dogs.

I found out Mack hates dogs too. I guess his original owner, who had him for probably 9 years or so, had dogs that would go out and bite the horses every time they went outside. He chases Toby out of the fence when he makes the mistake of going in.

Toby is a good dog, but he doesn't know not to go inside the fence yet. And he doesn't always come when called. He never goes far though. Other than that I haven't had a problem with him yet. He's just a mellow guy, happy to lie around inside or run around outside with me. It looks like we're probably not going to be able to keep him. John doesn't want him, I'm not sure why. The kids and I really like him but adding a new family member really should be a unanimous decision. It's going to be tough giving him up... But he's such a sweetie and he's kinda cute, so I'm sure he'll find a home.

I better get on about my day. Turns out I might go ride with my sister. Will be nice to get off the home place. But if I'm going to do that I better get my other work done.

1 comment:

Linda Reznicek said...

My saddle always slips back on Cowboy after I let him wear it for a bit--it finds its comfortable spot, but it's a perfect fit. Maybe it's the same with Tonka.