Monday, August 31, 2015

Chrome Ride 110 - Also FlipBelt

 Dapples!  Love!

I got a FlipBelt months ago, but this was my first time to try it (yeah I haven't ridden in a long time....).  I learned about the FlipBelt on a blog, but I forgot who it was..  Here is the website.  I actually ordered mine on Amazon.  It can be worn with any clothes.  You don't have to have belt loops or anything.  You can fit quite a lot in it (even iPhones) and it can be flipped inside out so that nothing can fall out.  There is more info on the website if you're interested.

Here is mine.  Of course I ordered blue.  :D

My experience with it has been really great!  The sizing was correct (I was skeptical).  It's very comfortable.  My phone and little Samsung point and shoot camera fit in it.  For trail rides I will easily be able to fit my ID and keys (if I need them)!  I completely forgot I was wearing it.  It does not slide down either, even when I jump up and down.  It's easy to take my phone out one handed and it's possible to get it back in one-handed, but not as easy as taking it out one handed.  I'm definitely a fan!

I took Chrome for a short ride (23 minutes) around the yard.  His stifles have been locking up a lot, so I need to get him back in shape and I really have to get the baby weight off of him (it's a colt by the way, gray and he's a great mom... haha).  The weight is hard on his stifles.

 Look at that belly!  I still think he looks pregnant.

He was a good boy.  We spent the first ten minutes walking around the yard, just checking everything out.

He made eyeballs at the pile of pallets (storing up for our winter hay), but was more interested in the horses across the street.

There's a huge top that fell out of a tree laying in the yard, so I walked him over it to work his stifles.  It was about knee height on Chrome.  On our last pass over it something spooked him and he lunged forward a few strides and then stopped.  Thanks for getting the blood pumping Chrome... thanks.

 Here you can see his scar from his Van Gogh experience.
That's just dirt and black hair.  The skin under it is smooth.
I forgot that grays show every cut and scrape with black hair.... :(

Then we trotted around for a few minutes, just to get him moving around.  I didn't want to overdo it because his stifle caught once while I was riding at the walk.  He was very lazy and reluctant, but he did what I asked without fussing.  Then I walked him over to the pasture to see the other horses.

 First Rocky had to give him a sniff.
He wasn't happy that Chrome was out without him.

 S was champing at Chrome!!

S hasn't done any submissive champing since he got here, until today.  I don't know if it's because we were outside the pasture or because he was tacked up or because I was on his back, but he was champing at him.  Then it's like he realized who it was and started biting him instead lol.

I reached out and pet his forehead and he didn't spook or anything. :)  Good S!

 My boy needs a haircut.

I was going to clean up his mohawk, but I got too hot.  Must remember not to wear synthetics when it's humid outside!

 I'm telling you I see dapples!!

The next two are funny...

 I untacked him and he didn't move at all.  :)

 He looks so muscular... weird considering how out of shape he is.

I think he's moving around a lot more since Rocky has been here.  I've gone out and seen Rocky just herding him around the pasture at a walk for absolutely no reason with no destination or purpose in mind... it's weird.

 S wanting some attention.

 I didn't realize until I uploaded this picture that both goats are doing the flehman haha!

 Chrome wasn't feeling sociable after our ride...

 I'm soooo exhausted... look... I sweated....

 My whole herd!

 Decided to try Rocky in black and white.  Looks good!!

 Had to try Zep too!  Cute!

The end!  Hehe.  S is so cute!

I was going to work with S again, but a friend asked me to come over and we ended up visiting for entirely too long lol.  So much to do and so little time to do it!  I'll just brush him when I go feed in a minute.  :)

P.S.  I completely forgot to mention.  I took Chrome's halter off, put his reins over his neck and was holding his bridle, trying to get the noseband untangled when he stuck his head in it and grabbed the bit out of midair.  I wasn't even asking him to put it on!!  He just snatched it up!  :D  Love this horse.

P.P.S. I also forgot to mention I worked on backing under saddle and he did great! I was getting several strides in a row with his head down and not bracing. :-D


  1. I love that belt. I'm going to put it on my wish list for my birthday. They all are so cute. I love how they seem to get along like a little clique.

    1. The belt is great!! I'll keep using it (maybe to go biking) and I'll let you know if I run across any drawbacks before your birthday. :D So far, so good.

      They are like a clique!!!!! That is hilarious!!

  2. He is definitely a dappled grey now! Handsome Chrome.
    love your herd :)

  3. LMAO on the baby weight/it's a colt! And YES to the review on the flip belt. I've been considering one and I'm thrilled to hear you like yours!

    1. You should definitely get one!! It's great! I used it again on my recent ride but forgot to mention it and still no problems. The only thing I thought of that could be a problem is falling off, landing on a rock and breaking the phone so I put it with the screen facing me. If you have a smart phone with a case it should be fine I think.

  4. Ooh, I love that belt! I may have to check into those for myself. Love the photos, especially the one with the goats, lol!

    1. I love the belt so far! Not having pockets on my breeches was my biggest pet peeve, but they are so comfortable. Now the problem is solved! :-)

  5. I totally want a flip belt! I love Chrome's mohawk :)

    1. Thanks! I love my flip belt! I'm not normally one to talk up products but I had to mention this one because it's so great.

  6. Poor chunky Chrome. Ha! No worries, a little riding and that baby weight will just melt off!

    1. Hehe! I hope so!! I miss his trim, pre-baby figure!

  7. So, is Chrome lactating enough, or is the foal using one of the goats? :P

    1. Lol!! Well his milk never came in so I had to bottle feed the baby lol!!!! No wonder he isn't losing the weight very fast!

  8. Chrome's such a pretty boy, great photos, as always! Love the concept of the flip belt.

    1. Thank you!! Whoever thought of the flip belt is brilliant!


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