Another step towards assessment has been made. I finally purchased a saddle for Lola. This has taken years and yet I still felt guilty. Every time I had the money to move forward, something else would come up and although a priority to me, it took some time to happen. Each time I thought I'd be able to make the purchase, an animal would require a seriously expensive vet visit, my vehicles would need work, etc. There was always something. There is probably a reason and so who am I to question the Universe. I feel sometimes like I am in slow motion!
Anyhow, yesterday, albeit reluctantly and with some trepidation, because I once again felt guilty, I bought a black, Wintec 500 Wide, 18", flocked saddle, along with a black, Wintec Pro chafeless, elastic, dressage girth, black, Wintec Slimline stirrup straps (I assume not called leathers because they are synthetic), and black, MDC Ultimate Stirrups. I plan to use my Parelli Theraflex saddle pad. I chose this as the best option since I cannot easily justify the expense of a Parelli saddle (which I'd love). I was told years ago by several Parelli professionals that this saddle would work well and so here I am! Now, let's just hope she is not hateful to ride when it comes! LOL
In all seriousness, I've been putting the pieces in place for success and having fun too. The laminated tools came out great and just need to be mounted. The camera appears to be in working condition too. Rick has agreed to help with taping as well.
Yesterday we had fun with the horses. Rick was jogging around the paddock with a bucket of apples
and "accidentally" dropping them here and there. Fosse and Whiskey started eating, Lola thought it was a fun game of chase. It was interesting to watch someone else (Rick) interact with my horse. I saw something different from this perspective, something really good, I saw play drive.
So anyhow, that's the update. Just remember, "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying." --Tony Robins
Have a nice weekend.