First off, riding in daylight — and even better, at sunset! — has been pretty sweet this week. I haven’t done a whole lot with Eli other than just w/t/c and popped over some x-rails. He can get a bit twitchy in low light, so I have just been letting him get used to the change. He’s been simple!
He also got shoes yesterday and felt great under saddle. I made it out to the barn while the farrier was still there so I was able to chat with him about the progress of Eli’s RF and then just in general about his conformational challenges in his hind end (his hind shoes wear a bit oddly). The farrier also used copper-coated nails this time around and we talked a little about the benefits of those, too. Eli is on a good path right now, so we’re sticking with it.
I also had a pretty good mail day earlier this week. The French link is for later — I think it might be a better bit for showing than the HS Dynamic RS. I will probably try it Sunday if the weather holds up. I wore these Roeckl Madrid gloves last night and, much like every other pair of Roeckls, I LOVE THEM. I’ll be posting a full review next week.
Yay it’s finally FRIDAY!