But no more!
(It was actually starting to rain at this point, so not such a great photo, and it was taken with a cell phone, too. But.)
I was using a borrowed saddle on Shortcake back when I first got her and was riding her a lot. I had to give it back, and the other saddle I had didn’t fit her right and I didn’t have anyone to ride with and…. I just stopped riding her. But! A friend of mine came down for the weekend and we went to the little store in town and I bought a new girth. She’s an excellent horsewoman and showed me how to put the new girth on and we got it all worked out right and we rode horses all weekend! It was awesome! I remembered exactly why I enjoyed riding Shortcake so much, and it made me want to do it again and more and I shall!
It made me so happy!
I don’t think Shortcake was really that happy about it–she’s still hard to catch. The horses both were full of burrs and we spent quite some time getting them combed out and perfect. (I’m hoping to get a brush hog attachment this year and take care of this problem.) Shortcake is such a sweet horse to ride. My friend rode Zip, and we rode all around the farm and up on the ridge. All weekend!