I rode Scout briefly yesterday, for the first time in months. He was a good boy. I rode in the Crates saddle I recently bought for Duncan and I'm just not sure I like it. Maybe it feels funny because it doesn't fit Scout just right. It's not terrible but it would take some getting used to.
I also saddled up Duncan. He needs more work circling so he can understand that it's not a scary punishment, it's just an exercise. Next time I'll do it without the saddle, because I think that added a little worry.
What's your favorite cinch? I need to get a shorter one for Duncan. I usually buy a string roper cinch for breathability and stability, but I'm open to others, mainly because I like the idea of having padding under the buckle. I have liked the felt Smart cinch, but not really the neoprene because of the slippery sweat factor. What do you all use?
Surgery is set for next Thursday. I hope to get in some good horse time before then, if I can. The pain & weakness is kind of unpredictable but every now and then I feel up to doing stuff. Maybe I'll ride again this weekend.