Thursday, 28 October 2010

Off-side Hacking

Josie took some photos of Hattie and I from our first hack out aside on Sunday. They were taken just after we rode through the little river...

She just wouldn't stay still for the photos though!!

I'm glad to see that my "feel the burn" bike riding and "speed-walking-the-dog-after-dinner" exercise regime is paying off a bit. I have lost about 2 lbs so far and see that my butt no longer hangs off of the back of my off-side saddle. I'm not too keen how the body protector looks on me though but I do like the pink color!

I haven't heard back from the saddler yet about whether my saddle will be ready for this weekend which is a bit disappointing as I had wanted to try it out on the Halloween Hack a bunch of us were planning on going on. Maybe tomorrow he will call.

*Hopefully* if my new saddle is ready soon, I'll be able to start practising for the next two dressage shows. One riding club is doing the Intro B and Prelim 10 tests on November 28 and the other club is doing the Intro A and the Prelim 18 tests on November 21. I'd like to be able to do them all although I don't think I'll be able to manage the Prelim 18 test in such short time as it's a hard test.


  1. Fingers crossed that you will get the new saddle sooner rather than later. Thank you for your great blog.

  2. Oh good heavens, Prelim 10 was my first and only test, it was awful!!

    Im sure you will do a LOT better than me though! x