Over the course of the last school year I'd been getting more and more sure that Heyleigh had a saddle fit problem. After doing some research, I realized that she had a forward girth groove. I got a total saddle fit girth, which helped keep her saddle from slipping forward, but I was still having a lot of the same issues. The biggest problem I was having was that all the signs of poor saddle fit listed in magazines and saddle fitting websites are pretty much the same signs of a really crabby mare.Read More
Unlike last summer, my plans for this summer almost exclusively involve engineering and equines. I was lucky enough to get an internship at Hope Haven, an equine therapy organization near my school.Read More
After two months, I was finally reunited with Heyleigh! She spent couple seconds giving me her "do I know you?" face, but remembered who I was really quickly when I brought out the horse treats. (They were the ones I made from the NicerBait mix; she loved them)Read More
Here's a quick recap of the first 10 years of my life:
Years 1-3: Not really a conscious being, learning how to human.
Years 4-5: I like ponies! And dinosaurs! And making things! and memorizing infomercials!
Year 6: Saw Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron, I need a horse; preferably a mustang.
Years 7-8: Please! Just one more chapter of The Black Stallion book 64! Also, I still like making things.
Years 9-10: Overnight horse camp, *yawn* my parents won't catch me reading just one more chapter of The Black Stallion book 342 at midnight, engineers make things? As a job?
Then, Year 11 hit. This was the tail end of elementary school, and I had finally convinced my parents to let me start riding lessons.
This is also when I met Heyleigh.Read More