With our weather we are kind of in a holding pattern with riding. It's consistently too wet for us to ride consistently.
My PBO and I measured out a small dressage arena yesterday, then we both hopped.. well ok - she hopped, I crawled, onto our ponies bareback and just had fun. Loosy goosy meandering around the arena kinda fun.
Strange thing though, and I've noticed it before. Rosie doesn't like me sitting on her back without a saddle. Her ears are almost always pinned. She's ok walking around, but ask to trot and I get attitude head tossing and sudden stops. I'm not certain if she's ever been consistently ridden bareback before, or could this be something different? I'm looking into getting a basic bareback pad so maybe that will help.
I added a Harmohan Kraft Hunt Bridle to my "Virtual Barn Sale" tab. It's in excellent condition and does include the snaffle bit. This bridle would fit from cob to average horse size. I didn't measure the bit - but I believe it to be a 5 to 5.5 in size. I can measure if anyone would like.
Now for the fun part. It's February and I am ready to RIDE! I'm investigating lots of new and challenging things for Rosie and I. The most awesome part is my PBO said "I'm game for anything!" when asked if she'd like to do some of these things...
Ride for A Cure (new button on my side bar)
Definitely doing the Ride for a Cure so will be buying all sorts of pink stuff for Rosie and I!
What do you guys have planned for fun rides this riding season?