Stand Still Silly Lily

Learning Horses Archive on January 22, 2008, 6:36

Lily and I went for our first ride together at my place yesterday. She just took everything in stride and I am pretty pleased (after day two) of how well she is adjusting. But ride one is always tricky (I had ridden her twice before she came here) and I had a new experience.

Lily doesn't have well defined whithers which (I learned) can cause a saddle to slide. So I worked hard to get it cinched up which between stick rollers on my girth and a little puffing was quite the task.

I go to mount and she starts walking off as the saddle is sliding down her side. UGH! So more adjusting