Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tonka and I went on a ride today to test out the saddle. He was a spaz. I can't be sure it's the fault of the saddle. We had a lot of things working against us. I was feeling a bit emotional, the wind was blowing, we were going out from home alone (he's never very good on our road, but other roads are fine) and maybe his EPSM was giving him trouble because of the cold and lack of exercise lately. I'll ride the saddle a couple more days before I decide.

I don't think I've told you all about the awesome app I have on my phone. If you're interested in logging the distance that you cover, you should have it. It's called EveryTrail, and it maps and tells you how far you've traveled. I went 7.5 miles today and a lot of it was in circles, working the kinks out on the trail, and then working at home to get him sweated up again. The map is funny, with big scribbles where we worked in the field out front. You can upload your stuff to the internet, or not. I haven't done that yet. Oh, and it's FREE. I think you have to have an android phone, but I wonder if there are similar apps out there for other types of smart phones.


Linda said...

Cool! I just downloaded it. I hope his problem wasn't the saddle. Did it look like it was rubbing on him anywhere? Squeaking?

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

I hope you like the program, I think it's awesome. No need to buy an expensive and confusing GPS!

It wasn't rubbing anywhere, but it may have been putting more pressure toward the middle/back since I shimmed it in front because it's too wide. I'm going to try a couple different pads and see what they look like. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to return the saddle. The sad thing is that I think it would eventually fit if I can get that hollow behind his wither to fill in.

Horse training said...

I have EveryTrail on my phone too. Very useful tool. Good job