The rain has finally ended, and now I’m just waiting for the arenas to dry out. I’ve only ridden Eli sporadically, and not for very long, and only at a walk & trot. I can now unequivocally say that I never ever ever want to live in the Pacific Northwest. Constant rain and cold is not for me. The show I was going to work at last weekend got rained out and is rescheduled for this weekend, although I will be working at my job and not at the show this weekend.
Seeing the sun again will be thoroughly enjoyable.
One bright spot in the past few weeks: The PS of Sweden breastplate! I’ve played around with a variety of tack set ups. I’m now trying the PS of Sweden breastplate with a separate running martingale (the attached one is way too short for Eli, and I actually don’t like the clip on rings, genius as they seem, I think they might only actually work with PS of Sweden rein stops, which I don’t have). Perhaps this will be the winning combination.
The fit is mostly good. I may do a little after-market mods on the straps that connect to the saddle dees–they could be just a shade longer. But they are elastic, so perhaps that will be enough to accommodate Eli’s low-set neck. I will see how jumping works out first, before making any changes. All three straps to the girth are a good fit, though. A full size rather than cob definitely would have been too large. If nothing else, Eli totally looks battle-ready in it! Well, maybe not with the above facial expression.
And now, I have a ton of blog reading to catch up on!