Sorry I haven't been posting. I took a break from training because it's been hot and I've been busy. I did work with Chrome on our new pedestal, but I'll post about that tomorrow. I wanted to post tonight to say I went riding with my friends and decided to try out my English saddle that I got last year (link here) that I tried on Chrome recently (link here). The sad news is that it's WAY too small for me. Check out this picture.
Sorry the picture isn't great. She was on a four year old Arabian mare who is very inexperienced and didn't want to stand still. I don't know if you can tell from the picture (you can click it to enlarge), but it was incredibly uncomfortable and I actually feel bruised where it was touching in the front. I had the stirrup leathers out as far as they go and they were still too short. So I won't be riding in it, but I can use it for training. Eventually I guess I'll sell it and use the money to buy a new saddle. So I'm sort of sad. The ride wasn't even very fun because of the uncomfortable saddle and I hate the bridle she uses on this horse. He's a good horse, but he belongs to her husband he likes for them to have 'no brakes' so other people can't ride him so he likes to run off with people. He's fine at the walk and trot though. I think he'd do so much better in a regular snaffle, but it's not my horse so I can't do anything about it.