Monday, October 13, 2008

Piper Under Saddle

FIRST TIME EVER! I decided it was time to start putting a saddle on Piper and getting her used to it. We have at least a year before we can actually get up on her (she has a lot of growing left to do), but this way she will be very used to it and it will be no big deal.

I used my nephew's saddle, much smaller and lighter than mine. She just let me put it right on her, with hardly a glance at it. I circled her around in the round pen at a trot and she did great -- except for a few seconds of half-hearted bucking when the saddle pad started to flop up and down ("hey, get this thing off me!"). But then she figured out it wasn't going anywhere and she stopped and turned to face me ("could you give me a hand here?") I kept it short and sweet and ended after one more walk around the round pen. She gave it a sniff or two after I took it off and that was it.
Classic Piper, not too worried about anything at all....


Angie Kelly Designs said...

She's gorgeous Bridget!!

Danielle Barlow said...

What a girl your Piper is!
Danielle :)
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