It’s been a busy week, so I haven’t had any more Bob time since Tuesday. The horse I have been taking lessons on is lame and can barely walk (poor Sam), so no lesson for me this week.
This morning Kelsey and I went to ride the Percherons from a couple of weeks ago. They are about 45 minutes away, so not too far of a drive. The seller had them groomed and was just finishing saddling them up when I arrived (a bit early, per Kelsey’s advice).
The flaxen chestnut that I mentioned on Tuesday? Holy cow, is she a big girl! She has been fed rather too well and will need to drop a couple of hundred pounds, I think. Aside from that, she is just plain huge! She is also very green—calm, but green. I didn’t get to ride her, unfortunately, so I may still try to set up a third visit to ride her, as I think she may be the best value of the three.
The other two mares are half-sisters. They are both herd-sour, so getting them to ride away from the others was a bit of a challenge. The smaller of the two is also the better trained, but was distant. We just didn’t click. The larger of the two is a couple of years younger and considerably greener, but we got along a lot better. All in all, no home-runs, but no strike-outs, either.
I guess that is one very good thing about my experience with Emma. If nothing else, she showed me what a healthy, well-cared-for, and well-trained draft can be.
And Kim’s saddle stuff shipped today! Yay!