I got a new helmet. It is the Tipperary Sportage 8500 that I posted about before on my wishlist. It is soooo comfortable! It might be a tad big (my head measurement was actually half an inch over the top size it comes in!), but if it were any tighter front to back I would get headaches (I got headaches in my Troxel if I wore it long), so I'm good with that. It comes with a lot of extra padding so I got it fitted pretty well. It seems to come down lower than what I'm used to all the way around, but I can see.. it only looks like it's covering my eyes because of the shadow lol. When I wiggle it front to back it moves my eyebrows and I can tip my head upside down without it falling off so I think it should be fine. I just need to get used to it. I wore my Troxel for thirteen years so yeah a new one is going to feel weird. I'll get better pictures later. I got held up late at work, but I was determined to ride since it wasn't raining (finally!), but it got dark really quick.
Chrome's larger French link bit should be here tomorrow or Saturday so I'm still riding in the halter for now. We only worked for twenty five minutes, but we did some trotting and I even cantered him up the full length of the driveway three times with no crowhopping, head ducking or anything. He actually can maintain a canter for more than three strides haha. :)
He looks so Friesian when he's on alert, staring at the neighbor horses.
Here are some really creepy dark pictures with flash.
It was a short ride, but it was awesome (very foggy too!). He was so relaxed and listened so well. I'm very proud of him. :D
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