Sunday, June 10, 2012
I've had a lovely couple of rides on Bella over the last three days. She is so steady! And she has a nice little stride I could ride all day. I can't wait until I get the chance to do that. I think I'm going to take her hiking in the mountains this week and see how she holds up. Forests bother her. But she's made so much progress recently I can't wait to see what she thinks this time.
Tomorrow I'm headed for the mountains with Scout. Can't wait. This is a trail I've been meaning to take for years that goes through some old mining areas. Starts out with a water crossing. I can't remember ever crossing water with Scout, so I'm not sure what to expect. I'm going to assume he'll just cross, and hope he follows my assumption.
I had a very nice visit with Lea yesterday. It was fun, we haven't seen each other in a while. I can't wait until we live closer and can go riding together more often.
Other than that my trip to Spokane was a bust. I went up with John because he had to work and I thought I could go birthday shopping, but it turned out we couldn't afford it. I had my heart set on a day of shopping for horse stuff. :( I wouldn't have bought much anyway but I love to look. I'm so dang picky (and cheap) that I might look for months before I buy anything. But I didn't even get to look. I was pretty bummed. Eventually we'll get caught up and life will be normal again. I got my hopes up too soon I guess.
BUT I did get an eZall bathing system from my sister and I can't wait to try it! I'm not much into bathing horses but with the skin troubles mine have had I think this will definitely come in handy. I've wanted one for over a year, but as usual couldn't pull the trigger and actually spend the money. She also got me a sheepskin saddle seat cover at the tack swap (that I had been too cheap to buy) and I tried that today. It was nice and soft. :) My parents gave me some birthday money, too late to use on my "shopping" trip to Spokane, but next time I go up there I'm going to go to Tandy Leather and get some leatherworking tools. I'd like to try my hand at making some tack. I might make some saddlebags to match my good saddle (after a lot of practice) and a headstall. I'm sure I'll come up with some other ideas as I go along. What fun!
Wish me luck on our big trail ride tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes. ;)