Sunday, January 17, 2010

If the Saddle Fits ...

I was going to say, "If the saddle fits, RIDE!"

The saddle does fit,
and better than I dared hope
considering Jaz's high withers.

It took me almost an hour to
get my orange horse
(Red River sandy loam)
clean enough to saddle.

It was so muddy, I had to change
out of my muck boots to jump on.
Heather checked the fit
while Jason led Jaz.
My little monkey boy is back —
he was full of himself.

It was too boot-sucking muddy to ride.
I left Jaz saddled
while I hand grazed him
on some high ground
so I could watch his movement.

I can't wait!


Crystal said...

Im so glad it fits him so far, and I hear ya about the mud, it took forever to clean my horses yesterday and only had time to ride one. Hope you get less mud soon!

Mrs. Mom said...


Leah it sure is great to see that handsome horse smiling and looking like he is fixing to get into things!

Now I cant wait to hear about your first RIDE with him!!!!!!

jane augenstein said...

Nice picture, nice saddle! Hope you get to ride soon! I hope I do too, raining here, snow melting, partly frozen mud slop....UCK!!! Can't wait for better weather!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Jaz looks great as an orange horse. His saddle looks comfy!

Bet it felt great to sit back up there again.


aurora said...

Jaz looks good, and ready to go. Have saddle will travel.

Jeni said...

looks great! Mud... man... I hear ya. We are up to our pasturns here.

Unknown said...

Very, very exciting! Add a little solar power and it'll be back to dirt and ready to ride!

btw, I posted a picture of the new appie - just for you. :)

cdncowgirl said...


Any idea if it will fit Poco too?

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That looks like it will be comfy for both of you.

Laura said...

That's great that it fits - too bad about the mud delaying you though...

It looks nice on him also!

Desert Rose said...

It looks great on him!

AareneX said...

Y'all need to come up north and visit us in the Swamplands and we'll teach you to ride in REAL mud...which isn't orange, by the way!

Have fun with your new saddle, it looks awesome.

jacksonsgrrl said...

Yay! I am so glad to hear that Jaz is feelin fit again and he looks great in his new saddle! :)
This mud is DEAD old isn't it? ARRRGGHHH....

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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